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China to impose fishing ban in South China Sea


A two-and-a half month fishing ban will start at noon Wednesday in most part of the South China Sea to rehabilitate marine resources, according to fishery authorities.

The Hainan provincial marine and fishing department said all 8,994 locally-registered fishing vessels are all moored, affecting 35,611 people.

A fisherman neatens his nets in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, May 16, 2012. A two-and-a half month fishing ban started at noon Wednesday in most part of the South China Sea, covering areas north of the 12th parallel of north latitude including Huangyan Island but excluding most of the Nansha Islands, to rehabilitate marine resources. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Fishermen row a vessel to anchor in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, May 16, 2012. A two-and-a half month fishing ban started at noon Wednesday in most part of the South China Sea, covering areas north of the 12th parallel of north latitude including Huangyan Island but excluding most of the Nansha Islands, to rehabilitate marine resources. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Vessels anchor at the Xingang Dock in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, May 16, 2012. A two-and-a half month fishing ban started at noon Wednesday in most part of the South China Sea, covering areas north of the 12th parallel of north latitude including Huangyan Island but excluding most of the Nansha Islands, to rehabilitate marine resources. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

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