Fishermen angle for new ventures

     Fisherman Fok Ka-fai, who was affected by a trawling ban in local waters that came into effect on December 31 last year, was quick to adapt, by becoming an eco-tour guide - one of several options the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has developed to offer fishermen more ways to make a living.

     The department also offers training courses in aquaculture, recreational fishing and computer skills. Affected fishermen are accorded priority in enrolling in the courses. joined Mr Fok on his debut turf and surf eco-tour adventure with a group of 30 students. The story appears on today (February 3) in both text and video format.

Ends/Sunday, February 3, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:49