The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs recently formulated and issued the 14th Five-year Plan for National Fishery Development. The program studies and assesses challenges and opportunities facing the industry and makes overall arrangements for the development of the fishing industry during the 14 years in which will be implemented. With the goal of building a solid foundation for fish production, the government plans, among many other actions, to stabilize the aquaculture area, boost green and healthy aquaculture, revitalize fish seed production and optimize catch supply.
The Plan that also summarizes achievements in fishing during the 13th Five-year Plan period, sets general principles for fishing-related work during the 14th Five-year Plan period, including placing equal emphasis on quantity and quality, facilitating innovation-driven and green development, boosting domestic demand, propelling openness and win-win results, and adopting an integrated approach to development and safety.
The goal is to promote high-quality development and modernization of the fishing industry. The Plan also puts forth 12 targets in four areas: fishing industry development, green ecology, S&T innovation, and governance capability, so as to ensure the basic realization of a modern fishing industry by 2035.
A list with six priorities
The Plan puts forward six priorities of which the first is build a strong base for fishing production, stabilize the production of aquatic products and ensure their supply. Also, it will put ensuring the supply of aquatic products at the top of the agenda for development of the fishing industry.
“For that will stabilize aquaculture acreage, push for green and healthy aquaculture, revitalize fish seed production, and optimize the fish catch supply.“
The second one priority is to promote the integrated development and modernization of the fishing industry, improve the processing and distribution of aquatic products, develop various business models, strengthen the expansion of markets for aquatic products, and facilitate the development of industry clusters.
Meanwhile, the third one focus is to deepen reform and innovation in the fishing industry, and improve governance, as well as strengthen fishing industry S&T and advance reforms in fishing boat and harbor management, set up more fishery cooperatives and enhance law enforcement.
A 10-year fishing ban in the Yangtze River
Continue to enhance the protection of aquatic life, especially in the Yangtze River, and promote the sustainable use of fishery resources, is the forth priority. Also includes to take concrete measures to implement the 10-year fishing ban in the Yangtze River, strengthen the conservation of aquatic resources, and improve the protection of aquatic wildlife.
Other objective will be to strengthen risk prevention and control, and push for the safe development of the fishing industry.
“Ensure the safety of aquatic life, strictly guarantee the quality and safety of aquatic products, improve the safety of fishing boats, and enhance the safety of fishing activities involving foreign parties.“
And finally, the Plan “will promote open development and win-win cooperation”; boost international cooperation in the fishing industry, continue to improve the capacity for honoring agreements, and encourage domestic aquaculture companies to venture abroad. The Plan also includes planning for 12 major projects.
Going forward, the ministry will focus its work on realizing the goals set forth in the Plan, and help local authorities achieve key targets, reported from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Days later the Tianjin Municipal Committee of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, was reported that the action program establishes that the city’s fishery economic production will reach 8 billion yuan (about USD 1,258 million) for 2025, while the net income per capita of fish workers will exceed 30,000 yuan (about USD 4,720).
Tianjin is one of the four municipalities under central state management (along with Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing) in the People’s Republic of China.
“Located in the northern region of the country, it is one of the five national central cities of great historical significance.“
As a treaty port since 1860, Tianjin has always been an important seaport and gateway to Beijing. It is China’s fifth most populous city with some 15,618,300 inhabitants, occupying an area of 12,000 km².
According to planning, during the period of the 14th Five-Year Plan, the city will develop 50 high-level ponds covering 60,000 mu (about 4,000 hectares), increasing the yield per mu by 120% and the profit per mu by 10%, was reported by the Tianjin Government Affairs Network, the portal website of the Tianjin Municipal Government.