The fishing season of South China Sea started again on August 16 after this summer's three-and-a-half-month fishing ban.
The annual summer fishing ban began on May 1 in China's major seas in the north, east, and south to preserve the marine fishery. The summer marine fishing ban involves more than 100,000 fishing ships and nearly one million fishermen nationwide.
The fishing ban covers the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and the waters north of 12 degrees north latitude in the South China Sea. China first imposed the annual fishing ban in the South China Sea in 1999.
The summer fishing ban is part of China's efforts to promote sustainable marine fishery development and improve marine ecology.
Let's take a look at the spectacle!
Fishing boats set sail from Nan'ao Yueliang Bay Shuangyong Wharf in Dapeng New District, Shenzhen on August 16, 2021. (Photo: Zhu Hongbo)
Over 1,300 fishing boats set sail from Zhapo Fishing Port in Yangjiang on August 16, 2021. (Photo: Xiao Xiong, Chen Kaijin)
Over 200 fishing boats sail from Hengshan Fishing Port in Taishan, Jiangmen on August 16, 2021. (Photo: Yang Xingle)
Fishing boats set sail from Wushi Fishing Port in Zhanjiang on August 16, 2021. (Photo: WeChat official account Zhanjiang Fabu)
Fishing boats set sail from Jianghong Fishing Port in Zhanjiang on August 16, 2021. (Photo: WeChat official account Zhanjiang Fabu)
Fishing boats sail from a fishing port in eastern Guangdong on August 16, 2021. (Photo: Shenzhen Special Zone Daily)
About 1,800 fishing boats from Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao set sail from Hongwan Center Fishing Port in Zhuhai on August 16, 2021. (Photo: Guan Mingrong)
A fishing festival is held at Hengmen Fishing Port in Cuiheng District, Zhongshan on August 16, 2021. (Photo: Ye Zhiwen)
Author | Monica
Editor | Jerry
Video | Chen Kaijin, Yang Xingle, Xiao Xiong, Wan Wenlong, Nancy (intern)