Thirty boats taking part in a fishing operation reached the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea on Sunday.
Their destination was the waters near the Nansha Islands' Yongshu Reef.
They set off on Thursday from South China's Hainan province, starting on what is to be a 20-day operation. Local authorities called the trip one of the largest in the Hainan fishery's history.
Every year, fishermen in Hainan organize a month-long fishing operation. This time, though, local fishing associations took the lead in arranging the event.
Ships patrolling the waters off Sansha city are preparing to deal with various situations that might arise during the fishery operation.
In late June, China established Sansha city to administer the three island groups of Nansha, Xisha and Zhongsha.
SOURCE: China Daily
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