Beijing says more than 100,000 fishing boats will be retired as a result of the ban on fishing in the Yangtze River. Photo: ShutterstockBeijing says more than 100,000 fishing boats will be retired as a result of the ban on fishing in the Yangtze River. Photo: Shutterstock
Beijing says more than 100,000 fishing boats will be retired as a result of the ban on fishing in the Yangtze River. Photo: Shutterstock

China promises help for 300,000 people hit by Yangtze River fishing ban

  • Officials say they ‘empathise’ with communities left without a livelihood as a result of restrictions introduced at start of year
  • More than 100,000 fishing boats will be taken out of service to help protect waterway’s biodiversity and dwindling stocks, officials say

Topic |   China economy
Beijing says more than 100,000 fishing boats will be retired as a result of the ban on fishing in the Yangtze River. Photo: ShutterstockBeijing says more than 100,000 fishing boats will be retired as a result of the ban on fishing in the Yangtze River. Photo: Shutterstock
Beijing says more than 100,000 fishing boats will be retired as a result of the ban on fishing in the Yangtze River. Photo: Shutterstock
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