Latest News
Artificial reefs built in NE China sea to restore fisheries
Last Updated: 2015-05-12 13:12 | Xinhua
 Save  Print   E-mail

Artificial reefs covering 4,400 hectares have been built in northeast China's Bohai Sea over the past seven years in an effort to restore the sea's fishing resources, according to an announcement from provincial authorities Tuesday.

The sea is home to the most polluted coastal waters in China due to decades of waste water dumping and offshore oil development.

The Liaoning provincial fishery bureau said on Tuesday that artificial reefs and the release of young fish have helped rehabilitate the sea's fisheries and advance water pollution treatment.

Experts with the bureau explained that artificial reefs can provide favorable breeding and hiding places for fish.

The annual fish haul in the sea has returned to more than 10,000 tonnes, nearly the same as 10 years ago. The fishery bureau aims to increase the amount by another 30 percent by 2020.

In addition to increased fish hauls, sea cucumbers, prawns, jellyfish and clams can also be harvested in the reefs.

Share to 
Related Articles:
Most Popular
Chinese | BIG5 | Deutsch
Xinhuanet | | People's Daily Online | | CNTV | | Global Times | | China Youth International | Visit Beijing |
About | About the Economic Daily | Contact us
Copyright 2003-2015 China Economic Net. All right reserved