CHINA Fishing season kicks off in Hainan as fishing boats sail out to sea

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Fishing season kicks off in Hainan as fishing boats sail out to sea

By Chen Shumin | hiHainan

16:35, August 17, 2020

As a three-and-a-half-month annual summer fishing moratorium in the South China Sea ended on the noon of August 16, over 16,000 fishing boats suspended during the fishing moratorium across Hainan Province have sailed out to sea successively, to gradually resume fishing operations.

Sanya

At 12 o'clock on August 16, with a loud whistle, the fishing boats docking at the Sanya Yazhou Central Fishing Port slowly left the wharf and sailed out to sea, kicking off a new fishing season.

Fishing boats sail out to sea at Sanya Yazhou Central Fishing Port. (Photo by Wu Wei/Hainan Daily)

The summer fishing moratorium is an important and effective measure in China to protect fishing resources. During the three-and-a-half-month period, more than 300 fishing boats registered in Sanya backed to the port.

Lingao

At around 12 p.m. on August 16, more than 4,000 fishing boats sailed out to sea in an orderly manner at the Wulian Fishing Port of Lingao County, which marked the end of the three-and-a-half-month summer fishing moratorium.

On August 16, fishing boats docking at Lingao Xinying Central Fishing Port get ready to sail out to sea. (Photo by Wu Wensheng)

At present, there have been seven fishing ports constructed in Lin'gao, including Xinying Central Fishing Port, Wulian First-Class Fishing Port, and Diaolou Second-Class Fishing Port.

On August 16, fishing boats docking at Lingao Wulian Fishing Port get ready to sail out to sea. (Photo by Chen Yuancai/Hainan Daily)

Qionghai

On the morning of August 16, the 2020 6th Qionghai Beachcombing Festival kicked off at the Tanmen Central Fishing Port.

Activities are held at Tanmen Port to celebrate the Beachcombing Festival. (Photo by Yuan Chen/Hainan Daily)

The Beachcombing Festival is a local cultural event in Tanmen with a long history. Beachcombing has not only become a part of the life of local people, but also become an important symbol of tourism in Tanmen Town in recent years.

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