Scientists help Hong Kong’s oyster farmers get over hard times

[South China Morning Post] For 700 years, the oyster beds of Lau Fau Shan have been producing the prized shellfish, but they’ve lost their lustre amid contamination fears. A four-part plan aims to revive the industry.


Marine geneticist takes on illegal shark fin trade

[South China Morning Post] Stephen Palumbi talks to Joyee Chan about taking on the Japanese whale meat industry and his next target: the shark-fin trade.

Homegrown rice makes a comeback

[South China Morning Post] At one time, Hong Kong grew its own rice. While that’s now hard to find, there are local farmers who are trying to bring those paddies back to life.