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More species to be protected

November 18, 2014

More endangered species will be put on the protection list under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals & Plants Ordinance from November 28.


Newly-listed species include hammerhead sharks, the oceanic whitetip shark, the porbeagle shark, manta rays, some freshwater turtles and softshell turtles, as well as some timbers of the Dalbergia species.


Under the ordinance, except with exemptions, the import, export, re-export, introduction from the sea and possession of the controlled species, including their parts and derivatives, are subject to licensing controls.


A grace period of three months is provided for the possession of newly-listed species held before the start of the legislative amendment. The grace period will end on February 27.


The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department reminded traders in possession of the newly-listed species which might be exported out of Hong Kong to register their existing stock with the department by November 27.


Anyone found guilty of importing, exporting, re-exporting or possessing any endangered species without a licence is liable to two-years' jail and a $5 million fine.


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