Coming back from the offshore fish catching Thursday after the South China Sea fishing ban was lifted, many fishermen saw a slight harvest decline on the fish quantity, reports

"There are fewer offshore fish compared with past decades, and most of the fish we caught are small ones,” the reporter quoted the fishermen saying.

Many fishermen said this year they harvested the smallest catch. They said the reason for this can be attributed to the continuous commercial fishing activities in Sanya Bay during the fishing moratorium.

“If the commercial fishing continues to be conducted during the fishing moratorium, our harvests can not be sustainable and it will also harm the broader marine ecosystem.”

Fishermen hope the local government can strictly implement the fishing moratorium system so that every fishermen can obey the rules to ensure the sustainability of fish resources.

During the fishing moratorium, relevant departments have set up the regulations so that fishermen who violate the regulations will be fined below 50,000 yuan and not allowed to apply for low interest loans.

Translated by WOS Team
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