Fishing ports in Hainan have opened as the summer fishing moratorium in the South China sea ended on 1st August.

9,007 fishing vessels, and nearly 35,000 fishermen, in Hainan resumed fishing as the two-and-half-month fishing moratorium concluded.

In Lingao county, an opening ceremony was held on the afternoon of 1st August.

Fishermen and local people celebrated the opening of the fishing port by performing lion dances and setting off firecrackers. Flags also fluttered proudly on their fishing vessels to mark the opening of the fishing port.

The annual fishing moratorium, which has been in place for 15 years, lasted from 16th May to 1st August this year, covering areas north of the 12th parallel to the maritime boundaries of Fujian province and Guangdong province, including the Beigu Gulf.

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