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China, Vietnam Hold Joint Activity of Fishery Resources for Stock Enhancement, Releasing and Maintenance in the Beibu Gulf

DATE:2018-05-16       SOURCE:Information Office, MARA

On May 8, 2018 China-Vietnam’s Joint Activity for Stock Enhancement, Releasing and Maintenance in the Beibu Gulf was held at the Beilun River Estuary, Dongxing City, Guangxi Province. Mr. Yu Kangzhen, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, Mo Changying, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consecutive Conference (CPPCC) of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Ruan Yuwei, Director of Fishery Bureau, Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development attended the activity. 


The Beibu Gulf is a shared fishing ground for fishermen from China and Vietnam and it is of great significance to both countries to promote the sustainable development of  fishery in this area. Since the signing of Sino-Vietnamese Agreement on Fishery Cooperation in the Beibu Gulf came into force, the two sides strived to promote sustainable and healthy development of fishery in the Beibu Gulf in line with the friendly cooperation spirit of mutual trust, understanding and compromise. According to Vietnamese representatives, the Vietnamese side gives high priority to the activity. They also suggested that the two sides could further discuss cooperation in the next phase and guide parties concerned to hold some similar activities.


During the releasing, nearly 43 million fish and shrimp fingerlings including grouper were released into the Beibu Gulf. It shows the positive attitude and determination of the two sides in jointly building the Maritime Silk Road, maintaining fishery resources in the Beibu Gulf and benefiting people in the two countries. The activity will play an active role in promoting sustainable development of fishery in the Beibu Gulf, and further enhancing China-Vietnamese cooperation in fishery and increasing the benefits to the people and friendship between the two countries.


In May 2017, the two countries jointly held a large-scale stock enhancement and releasing activity for the first time. According to the estimation of tracing inspection, the recapture rate of black porgy is 15.7% while the figure of Penaeus reaches 39%. The overall output of released species has increased two folds. As a result, the major economic species have been effectively complemented and fishermen’s income increased dramatically. The activity has been highly recognized by the leaders of the two countries, which has been written into China-Vietnam Joint Communiqué or Declaration for three times in a row.


Representatives from Central Government Foreign Affairs Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China Coast Guard, relevant provincial authorities and departments in Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan, Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Quang Ninh and Mong Cai attended the activity.

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