By Jay Raju Ganglani
According to the WWF, Hong Kong citizens consume 65.5 kilograms of seafood each year making it three times more than the world’s average.
In 2017 alone, the fishing industry produced approximately 127,600 tonnes of fisheries believed to be valued at $2.6 billion.
In recent years, however, the Hong Kong government has implemented a number of measures to help promote the conservation of fishes and other marine life animals.
In her 2018 policy address, Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong stated that the government hopes to establish a platform to clean the shorelines in a bid to help protect marine animals and their environment. But, Mr. Chen, a shop owner at a fish market, disagrees with Mrs. Lam and believes that “eating fish has become [part] of Hong Kong’s culture” and that it “maintains the livelihood of many Hong Kong families”.