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
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

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
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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