12 suspects caught for illegal fishing in Chongming

Chen Huizhi
Chongming District bans fishing in its inner waterways from February 16 to May 16.
Chen Huizhi

Twelve people were caught last week for electric fishing during the fishing ban in Chongming District, the district police said on Saturday.

The district bans fishing in its inner waterways from February 16 to May 16.

During their patrol on the morning of March 16, officers spotted two men fishing in a river in Chengqiao Town, seizing 12 kilograms of fish.

In some other cases, the suspects were reported by residents.

For fishing during the  ban and using  banned fishing methods, the suspects face up to three years in prison.

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