China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life. Photo: China New Service China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life. Photo: China New Service
China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life. Photo: China New Service
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Fishing ban the best place to start to bring life back to the Yangtze

  • With fish and bird species in the river’s downstream reaches in decline and food security threatened since the building of the Three Gorges Dam, authorities have rightly stepped in and curtailed human activity

China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life. Photo: China New Service China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life. Photo: China New Service
China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life. Photo: China New Service
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