Chinese trawlers rush out into the East China Sea at the end of yearly three-month-long fishing ban
Thousands of Chinese trawlers rushed out into the East China Sea today after a three-month-long summer fishing moratorium ended.
These incredible images of boats setting out from a harbour in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, show just why China harvests more fish than any other country.
Although China has one fifth of the world’s population, it consumes a third of the world’s fish – some 50million tonnes a year.
Although China has one fifth of the world’s population, it consumes a third of the world’s fish
Worldwide average of fish consumption is just over 16 kg a year, in China the ave person is twice
Fishermen themselves blame pollution, but environmental experts say overfishing has a role
Four main species – the Japanese Spanish mackerel, eel, the large, small yellow croaker – plummeted