Fantastic news has emerged from facebook user 俞明宏 that Taitung County government together with the Green Island fisherman’s association are releasing 18,000 orbicular batfish at a number of dive sites around green island..

The following numbers will be released at each site:

  • 5000 Steel Reef
  • 2000 Turtle Bay
  • 2000 Telephone pole reef
  • 1500 Shilang
  • 2000 Mailbox
  • 1500 Clown city
  • 1000 Big Mushroom
  • 1000 ChaiKou
  • 2000 Zhongliao Harbour

Below is a video showing one such release.

Hopefully this is the start of a long term program of conservation and controlled release to help rebuild fish stocks.