Hong Kong – Suspected red tide sighted at Shek O Beach

Suspected red tide sighted at Shek O Beach

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Attention TV and radio announcers:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible:

     Here is an item of interest to swimmers.

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (May 13) that due to the sighting of a suspected red tide, the red flag has been hoisted at Shek O Beach in Southern District, Hong Kong Island. Beachgoers are advised not to swim at the beach until further notice.

Hong Kong – Red tide sighted

Red tide sighted

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     A red tide was sighted during the past week, the Inter-departmental Red Tide Working Group reported today (March 8).
               
     On March 6, staff of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department spotted a red tide at Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong Island. The red tide has dissipated and no associated fish deaths have been reported as of today.
               
     A spokesman for the working group said, “The red tide was formed by Noctiluca scintillans, which is commonly found in Hong Kong waters and non-toxic.”
               
     The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) urged mariculturists at Lo Tik Wan, Sok Kwu Wan and Po Toi fish culture zones to monitor the situation closely and increase aeration where necessary.
           
     Red tide is a natural phenomenon. The AFCD’s proactive phytoplankton monitoring programme will continue to monitor red tide occurrences to minimise the impact on the mariculture industry and the public.

Hong Kong – Red tide sighted

Red tide sighted

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     A red tide was sighted during the past week, the Inter-departmental Red Tide Working Group reported today (July 28).

     The red tide was spotted by staff of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department on July 24 at Silver Mine Bay Beach, Lantau Island. The red tide persists and no associated fish deaths have been reported as of today.

     A spokesman for the working group said, “The red tide was formed by Scrippsiella trochoidea, which is commonly found in Hong Kong waters and non-toxic.”

     The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) urged mariculturists at Cheung Sha Wan fish culture zone to monitor the situation closely and increase aeration where necessary.

     Red tide is a natural phenomenon. The AFCD’s proactive phytoplankton monitoring programme will continue to monitor red tide occurrences to minimise the impact on the mariculture industry and the public.

Hong Kong – Suspected red tide sighted at Silverstrand Beach

Suspected red tide sighted at Silverstrand Beach

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Attention TV/radio announcers:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible:

     Here is an item of interest to swimmers.

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (April 25) that due to the sighting of a suspected red tide, the red flag has been hoisted at Silverstrand Beach in Sai Kung District. Beachgoers are advised not to swim at the beach until further notice.

Hong Kong – Red tide sighted

Red tide sighted

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     ​A red tide has been sighted over the past week, the Inter-departmental Red Tide Working Group reported today (August 5).



     The red tide was spotted by a member of the public on August 2 at East Lamma Channel. The red tide still persists and no associated fish deaths have been reported as of today.



     A spokesman for the working group said, “The red tide was formed by Dactyliosolen phuketensis, which is commonly found in Hong Kong waters and is non-toxic.”



     The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) urged mariculturists at Sok Kwu Wan, Lo Tik Wan and Po Toi fish culture zones to monitor the situation closely and increase aeration where necessary.



     Red tide is a natural phenomenon. The AFCD’s proactive phytoplankton monitoring programme will continue to monitor red tide occurrences to minimise the impact on the mariculture industry and the public.