15 min

1986 Ep2: History of China and Overfishing Sustainable Asia

    • Society & Culture

Since the Han Dynasty, fishing was the main source of livelihood on the  Yangtze River basin - now the Yangtze is closed to all fishing for ten years.   Marine pollution and overfishing have been knocking on China’s door since the 1986 Fisheries Law and the reform period in China. Why is China facing a critical state of overfishing in its marine waters and what are they doing about it?

Since the Han Dynasty, fishing was the main source of livelihood on the  Yangtze River basin - now the Yangtze is closed to all fishing for ten years.   Marine pollution and overfishing have been knocking on China’s door since the 1986 Fisheries Law and the reform period in China. Why is China facing a critical state of overfishing in its marine waters and what are they doing about it?

15 min

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