Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve is managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department with on-site assistance from the Swire Institute of Marine Science, a research faculty of the University of Hong Kong.
In 1991, the area was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by the Government. In 1996, it became the first and only Marine Reserve in Hong Kong.
Rules in the reserve
Fishing, swimming, diving and collecting organisms are strictly prohibited in the marine reserve.
It is required to apply for a permit from AFCD for any research activity conducted.