The ban is expected to affect some 280,000 fishermen along the Yangtze. Photo: Shutterstock The ban is expected to affect some 280,000 fishermen along the Yangtze. Photo: Shutterstock
The ban is expected to affect some 280,000 fishermen along the Yangtze. Photo: Shutterstock

China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic life

  • Agriculture vice-minister says waterway has seen ‘across-the-board decline’ in populations of rare species such as Chinese sturgeon
  • Moratorium aims to revive fish stocks and curb biodiversity degradation

Topic |   China Society
The ban is expected to affect some 280,000 fishermen along the Yangtze. Photo: Shutterstock The ban is expected to affect some 280,000 fishermen along the Yangtze. Photo: Shutterstock
The ban is expected to affect some 280,000 fishermen along the Yangtze. Photo: Shutterstock
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