HONG KONG - Inshore fish collector owners affected by the trawl ban should obtain a booking confirmation letter on the following dates so that they can apply for one-off assistance, said a spokesperson for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).
Eligible applicants must be the owners of the relevant inshore fish collectors who had been mainly serving inshore trawlers prior to the trawl ban, and have been genuinely affected by the trawl ban. The one-off assistance aims to help them to stay in the business or switch to other sustainable sea-related trades.
They may, either in person or by proxy, obtain a booking confirmation letter from venues listed below on separate dates. Opening hours of these offices are from 9.15am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Aberdeen Fisheries and
100A, Shek Pai Wan Road,
Shau Kei Wan Wholesale Fish
Market Liaison Office
37 Tam Kung Temple Road,
Shau Kei Wan
Tuen Mun Marine Office
15 Sam Shing Street,
Alternatively, an applicant or his/her proxy can call the AFCD (tel: 2150 7087) during office hours to arrange to obtain a booking confirmation letter from December 1, 2014, to February 13, 2015.
From December 2, 2014, the Interdepartmental Working Group comprising AFCD and relevant departments will handle registration of inshore fish collector owners who have obtained a booking confirmation letter for applying for the one-off assistance. Applicants must visit the designated venues on the chosen date and during the time slot stated in their booking confirmation letters for registration.
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