Lifting of fishing ban around China Coastal waters

Fishing boat

After the fishing bans to the types of Truss-trawl for shrimp, cage and pot, gill net, light-seining(lift) net were firstly lifted on 1 August 2020, the fishing bans of the other primary fishing types in the Chinese waters 26° 30′ North, including the Taiwan Strait, Qiongzhou Strait, South China Sea, etc., will be lifted at 1200 hrs on 16 Aug 2020. Thousands of fishing boats will be hurrying to the fishing grounds at the same time. This will undoubtedly have serious effects on traffic density and will pose a threat to merchant ships in terms of navigational safety.

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