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China Shrimp, Tilapia Production To Take Hit As Hainan Gov’t Zoning Rules Areas Off Limits
04 Jul, 2019

The provincial government of Hainan plans zoning restrictions which would see much of the island become off-limits for aquaculture, impacting one of China's biggest production regions.

Announced last week, the "Hainan aquaculture waters and coastal zoning plan 2018-2030" could see up to 40% of current tilapia farming area off-limits to aquaculture, an industry source told Undercurrent News, should farms be located in newly protected areas or fail to conform to environmental regulations. 

The act underlines the uneasy relationship between aquaculture and other industries -- such as tourism -- as China’s economy develops. Near Sanya, south Hainan, holiday resorts and five-star hotels line the coast drawing holidaymakers from the mainland.

Source: UCN - https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2019/07/04/china-shrimp-tilapia-production-to-take-hit-as-hainan-govt-zoning-rules-areas-off-limits/