China to impose fishing ban in Poyang Lake

Added On August 24, 2019

Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake in Jiangxi province, will ban fishing from 2021 to protect aquatic resources and biodiversity.
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According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Jiangxi province, the 10-year fishing ban will take effect from January 1st, 2021, which is a key measure to prevent the decline of biological resources and diversity.
Poyang Lake is renowned for its rich fishing resources. 
However, due to persistent drought and over-exploitation, the ecosystem has degenerated.
There are over 300 fishing villages and more than 100,000 fishermen surrounding the lake area.
The provincial government will withdraw fishing licenses of the fishermen, and offer them new jobs to boost villages' economy.