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   Tai Ho
    Site Description

The Tai Ho Stream is located in the north Lantau area.  This stream has several tributaries running from the uplands to its estuary, and passes through Tin Liu, Tai Ho San Tsuen and Ngau Kwu Long to Tai Ho Wan, with stands of mangrove in the estuary area.  The Tai Ho Stream is unique in the local context.  It is one of the few remaining medium-sized natural streams stretching from uplands to the lowland estuary.  Tai Ho Stream has a variety of different habitat types and harbours a diverse fish community including the rare Ayu Plecoglossus altivelis.

    Site Protection

The Tai Ho Stream is zoned as a SSSI.


New Lantau Bus:        
36   Tung Chung Town Centre - Siu Ho Wan
Disembark at Pak Mong stop, go through Pak Mong Village and walk along the main path for about 20 minutes to reach Tai Ho Estuary.

    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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