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To preserve the precious coral reef ecosystem, the Marine National Park Headquarters (MNPH) and Penghu Zooxanthellae Association (PZA) set up mooring floats at South Penghu Marine National Park on July 4th 2015 in order to provide boats and ships working in that area to moor and prevent damage to the coral reef caused by anchoring.

The MNPH indicates that, due to the increasing water recreational activities, frequent anchoring causes large-area damage to the fragile coral reef. Presently, 2 mooring floats have been set up in the maritime recreational area to the southeast of Dongjidao and 1 mooring float has been set up in the marine landscape protected area in the outskirt of Dongyuping Island’s dock. Later on, setup locations will increase and setup amounts will be adjusted depending on the actual demand.


The MNPH calls on the tourists that when entering South Penghu Marine National Park, please adhere to regulations set up by the national park and Penghu County government. It also appeals to vendors to exercise self-discipline and thorough pre-departure education & training for tourists. “Respection” is the only way to maintain sustainable development for the Four South Penghu Islands.

Picture 1: The rich coral reef ecosystem is a precious resource of South Penghu Marine National Park.

Picture 1: The rich coral reef ecosystem is a precious resource of South Penghu Marine National Park.

Picture2: MNPH personnel fastening mooring ropes underwater at Dongjidao. Picture3: Mooring floats set up by the right side of Dongyuping Island’s dock.
Picture2: MNPH personnel fastening mooring ropes underwater at Dongjidao. Picture3: Mooring floats set up by the right side of Dongyuping Island’s dock.
Picture 4:Setup location of Dongyuping Island’s mooring floats.(Source: Google Earth) Picture5: Setup location of Tongi Island’s mooring floats.(Source: Google Earth)
Picture 4:Setup location of Dongyuping Island’s mooring floats.(Source: Google Earth) Picture5: Setup location of Tongi Island’s mooring floats.(Source: Google Earth)

 

 

 

 

 

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