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Marine Ranching: Can China Put the Environment First?

By Alice Zhang and Kang Ning 2018-09-28 17:35:28

On an ordinary August evening, seven fishing vessels leave Lusi harbour for nearby fishing grounds while articulated lorries cram the surrounding roads as they wait for the next catch to land. The fishing grounds off the coast of Lusi, in Jiangsu province, eastern China, are a spawning ground for the large yellow croaker, a species of important commercial value. The stocks of yellow croaker were left exhausted by decades of overfishing and fishing grounds badly damaged, but in recent years...

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