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To allow local residents to understand the process and goals of the South Penghu Marine National Park Development Program, the Marine National Park Headquarters (MNPH) organized several public forums in Wangan and Magong, which were held on March 15th and 16th. The director of MNPH, Mr. Yang Mo-Lin, and the chief of the Penghu County Bureau of Fishery, Mr. Cheng Ming-Yuan, attended the forums in person to give residents a full report on the program’s goals and prospective. They also visited the remote islets, including Dongji and East/West Yuping, on March 17th to present the program and answer questions from residents. The forums were aimed to convey and communicate information to ensure successful development of the South Penghu Marine National Park. The national park is expected to effectively protect the local ecology and natural resources, promote community development, and bring the beauty of the Southern Penghu Islets to the world.

The director of MNPH, Mr. Yang Mo-Lin, indicated that the Southern Penghu Islets have abundant marine ecology and resources. Proper management and protection will help to sustainably develop the fishery industry in the sea south of Penghu. Therefore, development of the “South Penghu Marine National Park” aims to achieve sustainability by maintaining the integrity of the ecology and resources, establishing an adaptive management system, and ensuring that the rights of local residents (fishermen) are protected.

The chief of the Agriculture and Fisheries Penghu County Government also pointed out that the resources of the Southern Penghu Islets are protected against harsh weather and the “South Penghu Marine National Park” has been planned with full consideration of the rights of residents (fishermen). The abundant resources of the Southern Penghu islets will be protected for sustainable development under the management of the national park. He also encouraged people to support and join in advocating protection of the marine ecology and resources in Penghu.

Finally, the director of MNPH, Mr. Yang Mo-Lin, stated that the “South Penghu Marine National Park Feasibility Study” has been reviewed and approved by the Executive Yuan and these forums are aimed to inform residents about the planning of the national park as well as to solicit feedback. The feedback will be consolidated and used as a reference for amendment to the plans of the national park. In the future, the South Penghu Marine National Park will be positioned to ensure sustainable development of the ecology of the islets, promote resource preservation with consideration of the development of the local communities, and develop green energy, a friendly environment, and a partnership with the local communities for a prosperous future.

Forum at Wangan Forum at Magong
Forum at Wangan Forum at Magong
Forum at Dongji Forum at East Yuping
Forum at Dongji Forum at East Yuping
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