Shanyuan-fushan fish recovery area

Protecting the East Coast – Shanyuan Ocean Ecology Community

The Fushan Prohibited Fishing Zone is located at Shanyuan beach in Beinan township of Taitung county, at the southern end of Dulan Bay. It is Taitung’s only seawater bathing spot, early on it became known as “Shanyuan Seawater Bathing Spot”. The Fushan sea area early on was abundant in natural fishing resources, but because of over-fishing more than ten years ago, the sea area’s ecology was damaged until there was almost nothing left, with not only fisherman unable to survive but with the tourist value also decreased.
After the 2005 announcement of the Fushan Prohibited Fishing Zone it became the East Coast’s scenic spot for abundant intertidal marine ways of life, and the shoals of fish and coral reefs been preserved completely intact. At the initial stage of setting up the Prohibited Fishing Zone, the fisherman for a short while had their life inconvenienced; but along with the protection of the fishes’ habitat, the shoals of fish outside the prohibited zone were also increasing, and fisherman harvested until a level of stability was gradually reached.
After the setting up of the Fushan Prohibited Fishing Zone, apart from attracting local Taiwanese tourists, it also allowed guests from Japan, Korea, Canada and the Chinese mainland to come and look around, establishing a wave of tourists for local communities. Nowadays fish, shrimp, shellfish and other ocean organisms’ rate of reproduction is growing fast, opening up local business opportunities, with residents becoming ecological commentators and snorkeling instructors. Community residents further initiate “Protect coastal resources, perpetual development” promotion exercises such as parent and child beach treasure hunts, holiday beach-cleaning exercises, as well as ecological education. Furthermore, the Shanyuan Ocean Resources Protection Association has conducted ecological surveys on this stretch of sea area.


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154 K point on Provincial Highway 11, Beinan Township, Taitung County MAP

Recommended Tour
Day 1: Taidong Forest Park> Xiao Yeliu> Fugang Fishing Harbor>Shanyuan Beach
Water Running Upward (Shui Wang Shag Liu)> Dulan>Jinzun
Northwards: head north on Provincial Highway 11 from downtown Hualien, over Zhonghua Bridge to Shanyuan at the 154 K point. Southwards:head south on Provincial Highway 11 from Hualien, through Dulan and past Shui Wang Shang Liu to Shanyuan at the 154 K point.
Northwards: Take a Dingdong or Hualien bus from Taidong Railway Station heading for Chenggong, Jingpu or Hualien and alight at Shanyuan. Southwards: Take a Dingdong or Hualien bus from Hualien Railway Station and alight at Shanyuan.
Take care, children should be accompanied by an adult when they enter the water.
Shanyuan Marine Ecological Park is close to Fushan Fish Recovery Area. If an interpreter is needed call Mr. Chen Shi-yue on 0919-173056.