Progress made in China's Yangtze River fishing ban, says authorities

2020-07-15 13:27:38CGTN Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

There have been 332 conservation areas created along the Yangtze River basin, as part of China's 10-year fishing ban on key areas along the river, according to the State Council Information Office press conference on Wednesday.

Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Yu Kangzhen said that nearly 80,000 fishing boats and 100,000 fishermen have stopped working in several regions along the river as of now.

China began the 10-year fishing ban on key areas along the Yangtze River on the first day of 2020.

The fishing moratorium is designed as a key move in fighting depleting biological resources and degrading biodiversity of the river, which has long suffered from human activities such as overfishing, pollution and damming.


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