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   Sha Lo Tung
    Site Description

Sha Lo Tung is located in an upland basin between Wong Leng and Cloudy Hill.  The Sha Lo Tung area mostly comprises abandoned agricultural fields with some ruined village houses.  There are four main stream tributaries draining across the abandoned agricultural fields.  They merge into a single stream and flow downhill to Hok Tau Reservoir.  The streams at Sha Lo Tung are bedded with stones of various sizes and interlaced with riffles and pools.  The water quality is very high.  This environmental setting provides diverse habitat types for different fish species.

    Site Protection

The Sha Lo Tung Stream is a SSSI, and the surrounding areas are zoned as Conservation Area & Green Belt.

    Transportation

Kowloon Motor Bus:
73       Tai Ping Estate (Sheung Shui) - Tai Po Industrial Estate
74K     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Sam Mun Tsai
275     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Hong Kong Institute of Education   
275S   Tai Po Market Railway Station - Hong Kong Institute of Education (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at Fung Yuen Road stop and walk along Sha Lo Tung Road for about one hour to the starting point.

72A     Tai Po Industrial Estate - Tai Wai Railway Station    
75K     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Tai Mei Tuk
Disembark at Dai Fat Street stop and walk along Sha Lo Tung Road for about one hour to the starting point.

Green Minibus:               
20A     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Fung Yuen (Special Run)
20B     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Tung Tsz
20C     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Tai Mei Tuk
20K     Tai Po Market Railway Station - Sam Mun Tsai
26       Ma On Shan Bayshore Tower - Hong Kong Institution of Education
Disembark at Fung Yuen and walk along Sha Lo Tung Road for about an hour to the starting point.

    Survey method

-Direct identification of fish by visual observation at the reservoir bank.  A pair of binoculars may be used to identify fish far from the bank.

-Use of a D-framed hand net of 3mm mesh size to sweep in the water to catch fish for identification.

-Use of baited pot trap with 3mm mesh size, set in the water for 20 minutes to attract.

-Fish collected are identified following Field Guide to the Freshwater Fish of Hong Kong (Lee et al. (2004))

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