Story of the Month - September 2017

Story of the Month - September 2017 

每月故事 - 二零一七年九月

Aquaculture is an important part of the food production system and a key source of protein in our diet. Unfortunately, social and environmental challenges have put many aquaculture systems in the world under pressure.

水產養殖是食物生產系統的重要組成部分,也是飲食中蛋白質的重要來源。不幸的是,社會和環境方面的挑戰使世界上許多水產養殖系統面臨壓力。

 

Centre member and anthropologist Prof. Sidney Cheung has long been interested in studying coastal communities and aquaculture in different parts of the world, such as fish farmers in Hong Kong and crayfish consumption in China, Japan, and the USA. His latest research is an interdisciplinary collaborative project that looks at oyster farming communities across the globe. The research aims to foster social resilience of these aquaculture communities.  Through understanding how these different oyster farmers manage social and environmental risks, Prof. Cheung’s team tries to identify the key factors that help sustain these communities despite the challenges they face. Prof. Cheung’s latest five-episode documentary series on the oyster farming community in Lau Fau Shan is available at this link (https://youtu.be/b4zCap0Ztko)

本中心成員及人類學家張展鴻教授一直致力研究世界各地的沿海社群和水產養殖業,包括香港的養魚業者和小龍蝦如何在中國、日本和美國被消費。他的最新研究是一個跨學科的合作項目,該項目考察了全球幾個養殖蠔的社區,以研究如何促進這些水產養殖社區的社會韌性。通過了解這些不同的蠔民如何管理社會和環境風險,張教授的團隊希望找出可以幫助這些社區面臨挑戰的關鍵因素。張教授最新拍了一系列五集紀錄片,介紹流浮山養蠔業者的故事。詳見:https://youtu.be/b4zCap0Ztko

 

In the long term, Prof. Cheung hopes to apply his research in the industry. His goal is to collaborate with researchers in biological science and local oyster industry practitioners to build up a “Pearl River” oyster brand that is internationally known. 

長遠而言,張教授希望將其研究應用於業界。他的目標是與生物科學研究人員和本地養蠔業者合作,建立國際知名的「珠江蠔」品牌。

 

Sidney Cheung 

 

Caption: One of the several thousand oyster shafts in Shenzhen Bay outside Lau Fau Shan, Northwest New Territory. Pollution from the rapid urban development of the Pearl River Delta area has brought serious challenges to the oyster industry in this region. (Photo by Alan Tse)

圖:新界西北流浮山對出的深圳灣有數千個如圖中的蠔排。珠三角地區快速發展帶來的污染,為當地養蠔業帶來了嚴峻的挑戰。 (謝曉軒攝)

 

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