Fisheries agency releases results of ‘top 10 fishing harbors’ contest 漁業署十大魅力漁港出爐

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - Page 11

The winners of the Fisheries Agency’s “Top 10 Fishing Harbors” contest were announced on Feb. 5. All of the harbors included in the contest, which consisted of discussions and online voting, had been nominated or were previous winners in contests during the past three years. New Taipei City was the big winner with four of its harbors in the top 10, while Greater Kaohsiung and Yilan County had two winning harbors each. The Fisheries Agency also later added the Nanfangao fishing port in Yilan as well as Keelung’s Badouzih fishing harbor to the list as “popular fishing ports.”

Fisheries Agency Deputy Director-General Tsay Tzu-yaw says Taiwan has 225 fishing harbors in all, including more than 60 fishing ports among the outlying islands of Penghu County, while the municipality with the second highest number of fishing ports is New Taipei City with 30 harbors.

The scores given by the contest judges generally corresponded with the scores in the online vote. However, even though Yilan’s Wushih Harbor came in 14th place in the online vote, the judges felt that its neighboring Lanyang Museum along with the old street area of Toucheng both help increase the harbor’s historical and cultural value, not to mention that it is the biggest harbor in northern Taiwan for whale watching, so the port later climbed up from 14th place.

(Liberty Times, translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

漁業署舉辦的「十大經典魅力漁港」比賽二月五日公布得獎名單,此次是以過去三年入圍及獲獎的漁港進行評比與網路票選,結果新北市有四個漁港獲獎,是最大的贏家,高雄市、宜蘭縣各有兩個漁港得獎。此外,漁業署也「追加」宜蘭南方澳漁港、基隆八斗子漁港為「人氣漁港」。

漁業署副署長蔡日耀表示,我國有兩百二十五個漁港,其中離島的澎湖就多達六十餘個,新北市則有三十個漁港,排名第二。

這次網路票選與評審評分結果大致相符,宜蘭縣烏石漁港網路票選僅第十四名,但評審團認為其與周邊的蘭陽博物館及頭城老街結合,呈現豐富歷史人文內容,又是北部最大的賞鯨搭船港,因此後來居上。

(自由時報記者鍾麗華)