After giving up his licence, this fisherman clears rubbish from the Yangtze in Anhui province. Photo: XinhuaAfter giving up his licence, this fisherman clears rubbish from the Yangtze in Anhui province. Photo: Xinhua
After giving up his licence, this fisherman clears rubbish from the Yangtze in Anhui province. Photo: Xinhua

Generations of fishers say goodbye to a way of life as China tries to revive the Yangtze River

  • A 10-year fishing moratorium in Asia’s longest river began in January and will be extended by next year
  • It’s one of the most ambitious bans ever seen, but it will also leave more than 300,000 people without work
Topic |   Conservation
After giving up his licence, this fisherman clears rubbish from the Yangtze in Anhui province. Photo: XinhuaAfter giving up his licence, this fisherman clears rubbish from the Yangtze in Anhui province. Photo: Xinhua
After giving up his licence, this fisherman clears rubbish from the Yangtze in Anhui province. Photo: Xinhua
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