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Major Transformation of Cigu Lagoon Traditional Fishing Rafts Explore the Wetland Ecology of Taijiang National Park
Publish Date:2011-12-01

The Cigu Lagoon is the remnant of the waters of Taijiang, which provides a habitat for thriving tidal flat plants such as mangroves, sea purslane and algae, as well as mudskipper, fiddler crabs and water birds. Each year, tens of thousands of migratory birds pass through here; even endangered species such as black faced spoonbills visit Cigu to take shelter from the winter!

Taking the local tourist fishing raft is the ideal choice when visiting Cigu’s natural ecology, as one can admire lagoon, oyster field, shoal and mangrove ecologies. The Taijiang National Park Headquarters organized the “Cigu Lagoon Entertainment Fishing Raft National Creative Design Competition” last year, which invited students to collaborate with the private sector to beautify the fishing rafts.

Beautiful New Creativity: Enhances the Quality of Recreation and Promote Ecological Education

Taijiang National Park held the “Maiden Voyage of Cigu Lagoon New Entertainment Fishing Raft” on November 2 to demonstrate the fruits of the promotional effort over the past year. The creativity sparked by students and the private sector has endowed the Cigu Lagoon with cultural sentiments.

Hardware Facilities is Coupled with Educational Training to Promote Cigu Wetland Conservation

The judging criteria for the “Cigu Lagoon Entertainment Fishing Raft National Creative Design Competition” include creativity, character, feasibility, safety, low carbon emission, energy conservation and public welfare. In addition to improving the hardware, the public can also learn about natural ecology through events, while the educational training for the private sector will also be strengthened. Furthermore, although diesel engines are the main source of power, they generate a considerable amount of smoke and noise. The current electrical or solar power technology remains insufficient to cope with the northeasterly monsoon and tides, further improvements are required.

Counsel Local Industries to PromoteEcotourism Packages

“The Ocean” is a collaborative effort with NCKU, it is inspired by the theme of an egret to signify thedawning of a new era. The boat is combined with the seasoned experience of captainCai Hong-geng; his ability to analyze the climate and terrain enabled the teamto win first prize. In resonance with this activity, the Taijiang National ParkAdministration has also developed numerous cultural and creative merchandisewhich will be given to the public from time to time. In addition, the TaijiangNational Park Administration also incorporated unique scenic spots to design a series of ecotourism packages.

New Transformation Enhances the Quality ofRecreation and Stimulates Local Industries

Entertainmentfishing raft is the main transportation tool for Cigu Lagoon’s ecotourism, yetthe fishing raft quality requires further enhancement. Currently, there are 12operators in the area; this year, the top five operators were granted subsidiesto perform upgrades to the hull and interior facility. Next year, sevenoperators will also be subsidized to comprehensively improve the quality ofrecreation.

The Cigu Lagoon features the only ecotourism resource in Taiwan; with over 1,000hectares of land, most of which are oyster fields, while the shoals areflourishing with beefwood. Moreover, the northeasterly monsoon has also createdsand dunes with regular patterns. Everyone is welcome to experience the new entertainment fishing raft.

The black faced spoonbills are highly popular among the public
The black faced spoonbills are highly popular
among the public
The maiden voyage of the new entertainment fishing raft
The maiden voyage of the new entertainment
fishing raft
Last Updated on 2011-12-08
 
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