China imposes summer fishing ban
China's summer fishing moratorium started Wednesday in the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the waters north to 12 degrees north latitude of the South China Sea.
The coast guard authority said the ban will be strictly enforced.
All waters under the fishing ban will be monitored 24 hours a day and any violation will be dealt with in time, according to the China Coast Guard.
The summer fishing ban is part of China's efforts to promote sustainable marine fishery development and improve marine ecology.