Hong Kong has a sea surface area of about 1 800 sq. km. with an admixture of different marine life, like chinese dolphins, coral fish, corals, horseshoe crab, etc. To protect the marine life and their habitats against marine pollution and destructive fishing activities. From July, 1996 to now, four marine parks and one marine reserve w ere designated. They are Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Yan Chau Tong Marine Park, Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park, Tung Ping Chau Maine Park and the Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve.
To protect and conserve the marine environment for the purposes of conservation, education and recreation, certain activities are prohibited or controlled in marine parks or marine reserves according to the "The Marine Parks and Marine Reserves Regulation". Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department also coordinates Hong Kong Reef Check, organizes activities like Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition, Dolphin Watching, and field studies.
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