CHINA - Antipolution drive continue in 2019

China environmental protection policy will continue this year with special focus on aquaculture farms bringing on production to decline.

January 17, 2019

“The policy of clearing fish farms from Chinese inland lakes and reservoirs will continue in 2019”, Cui He, president of China’s Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) told local news sources. At the time 300,000 cages and 2,4 million mu farms with net pens in natural waters such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs have been removed according to local news sources. This policy will have a strong impact on global aquaculture production as China is the largest farmed seafood producer.

Fisheries is also under environmental protection thus production is also predicted to fall.

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