Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Fu-Ren Lin
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Ecological Protection Plan for Sun Moon Lake Water Environment

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The invasive species of fish in Sun Moon Lake have exploded in recent
years, seriously affecting the local waters ecology and fishery resources.
This project cooperated with the Fisheries Agency, Nantou County Government, Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration, Taipower Company and Sun Moon Lake Fishery Association in June 2020 to carry out Sun Moon Lake water ecology and fishery resources conservation activities. First, a total of 1,500 perch eels and 300 large Culter alburnus predatory fishes native to Taiwan were released to prey on a large number of invasive alien species with low economic value. In addition to suppressing the number of dominant invading ethnic groups, it has also become a highly economical catch that local fishermen can rely on for their livelihoods, enhancing the local fishery
economy. Secondly, in response to the increasing threat of Channa micropeltes, we also worked with the Nantou County Government. During the October-November period of the Channa micropeltes breeding season, more effective electrical methods were used to remove more than 8,000 tails Channa micropeltes. This project used
long-term and detailed ecological monitoring data to discover the serious ecological crisis in Sun Moon Lake, and used ecological logic to find strategies to solve invasive alien species of fish, and transformed it into a high-economic fishery resource that is more helpful to local fishers. In addition, for Channa micropeltes, which are more threatening, this project used its ecological understanding and cooperated with local fishers to implement effective removal operations. Solving the problem of ecological degradation is not easy. Based on academic research, this plan sought to obtain competent authorities willing to support water environmental protection issues for a long time to achieve the goal of multi-party cooperation between industry, government, and academia, and continue to improve the water environment of Sun Moon Lake.

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