Re ECF Project: 2015-15

Project Title: Juvenile fish resources and nursery function of macroalgal beds in Hong Kong waters – a habitat-based study

Applicant: Prof Paul Kwan-sing LAM, City University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $500,000

Duration: 1/7/2016 to 31/12/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

Scope:
This study aims to document a holistic picture on the associated juvenile fish resources and the nursery roles of local macroalgal beds (i.e. sargassum beds) in Hong Kong waters and to identify potential nursery hot-spots associated with these sargassum habitats. The findings of this study can provide comprehensive baseline information for future conservation, management and education purposes.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project