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Fri 16 May to Fri 1 Aug 2014

China imposes seasonal fishing ban in South China Sea

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
  • Last update: 52 weeks ago
  • People's Republic of China

Fishing vessel

China imposes its annual fishing ban in the northern parts of the South China Sea. None of the fishing vessels in the area is allowed to take off and all nets must be kept aboard. Fishermen who violate the ban face a confiscation of their boats and catches, have their fishing licenses cancelled and are charged with a fine of up to 50,000 yuan. The fishing ban has been imposed since 1999. It aims to protect fishery resources in the South China Sea.

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