Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve

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Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve (Chinese: 鶴咀海岸保護區) designated in July 1996, is the only Marine Reserve in Hong Kong, China. It is located at the far south-east corner of Hong Kong Island and covers an area of just 20 hectares mainly between Kau Pei Chau and the rocky coastline.[1] It was designated to protect the rocky shores and the subtidal habitats in the area.

Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve is managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) with on-site assistance from the Swire Institute of Marine Science, a research faculty of the University of Hong Kong.

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Cape D'Aguilar

In 1991, the area was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by the Government.[2] In 1996, it became the only Marine Reserve in Hong Kong.

Rules in the reserve[edit]

Fishing, swimming, diving and collecting organisms are strictly prohibited in the marine reserve[3] and a permit must be obtained from the AFCD before conducting research there.[4]

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Coordinates: 22°12′23″N 114°15′26″E / 22.2063°N 114.2573°E / 22.2063; 114.2573