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Community Involvement

Fugang, formerly known as “Houzi” (“Monkey”) was the first station for reaching Green Island as used by the East Coast’s early indigenous people, from this point they would move towards the coastlines, and the nearby region still has ruins left behind; local indigenous people still remain on the relatively high wave-cut platform to the southwest side of the modern port area. After the construction of Fugang fishing port, a section of inhabitants also moved location to the wave-cut platform as inhabited by the local fisherman on the west side. In the old days of Fugang’s new housing development many Han ethnic Chinese moved here, the residents making use of local farming to make a living and setting up homes along the road.

Situated at the northern estuary of Beinan Creek, Fugang is a major fish distribution center as well as a portal for offshore fishing, whale watching and access to Lanyu and Green Island. Its jetty wall is decorated with mosaic relief of various fish. Green Island and the coastal landscape of Siaoyeliou can be seen on the bank. The harbor also functions as a tourist fish market. Around 8:30am, the area would suddenly bustle with shouts coming from the activity center of the fishermen’s union. At this time, fishermen, who generally leave the shore in early mornings and return at around 7am, are ready to sell their catch for the day and fill the air with vitality. Seafood lovers can purchase fish and have sellers cook and serve the dish on the spot.

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