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10-year Yangtze fishing ban in full swing, shows China’s determination in ecological restoration by Lin Xiaoyi in Yichang and Lu Yameng in Beijing April 14,2021   |  Source: Global Times

The surface of the Yangtze, China's longest river, is still bustling, but the fishing boats have gradually disappeared. When the 10-year fishing ban began to be implemented along the Yangtze River, the "mother river" of the Chinese nation ushered in a historic opportunity for ecological restoration.

On January 1, 2021, a 10-year fishing moratorium in all-natural waterways along the Yangtze River came into effect, with some 231,000 fishermen surrendering nearly 111,000 boats in a dozen provincial-level regions. This "fish in and people out" movement eyes to not only restore the fish population in the river but also create a new life for the fishermen who head ashore.

Fisheries officials and experts told the Global Times that the 10-year fishing moratorium on the Yangtze River reflects China's commitment to prioritizing ecological protection. The comprehensive and sustainable implementation of this policy is also a campaign that requires determination and great effort for the benefit of future generations.

There were many people in Yichang, Central China's Hubei Province, who spent the past weekend full of anticipation and hope, as they bid farewell to 10,000 Chinese sturgeons jumping into the Yangtze River, leaving their familiar captive breeding environments, swimming


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Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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