Fishing Industry (Yúyè 渔业)|Yúyè 渔业 (Fishing Industry)
Robert Y. ENG
Fishing boats in Shanghai. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Due to rapid growth and expansion in the twentieth century, China’s fishing industry is the largest in the world. This growth, however, has caused widespread overfishing and endangered species, forcing the Chinese government to set up methods to control industry practices and protect the waters from pollution.
China is the world’s largest fish producer, accounting for approximately one-third of world production.