FISHING is disallowed over the next two months in the South China Sea as the country’s annual summer fishing ban becomes effective from tomorrow.
According to the Agriculture Ministry, all fishing operations, except gill-netting and angling, would be banned in waters at a latitude of 12 degrees north, from June 1.
A total of 3,278 fishing vessels including 602 trawl boats, 758 purse net boats, 1,499 boats with fixation nets and 409 others in Hainan Province would be affected.
Offenders may be fined up to 50,000 yuan (RM22,952) and all their catch and illegitimate earnings would be seized, said official sources. – People's Daily
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