Fisheries Management in the Yangtze River Basin

Wednesday, September 11, 2013: 9:20 AM
Marriott Ballroom B (The Marriott Little Rock)
Yanghui Wu , Yangtze River Fishery Management Commission, Shanghai, China
Abstract: The Yangtze River is the largest river in China. The annual catch of fishery is around 0.1 million tons. There are about 0.1 million fishing farmers living in the river. The fishing tools mainly are nets and hooks. The Yangtze River fishery management commission is located in Shanghai, the mouth of the Yangtze River. The Yangtze River fishery management commission mainly focuses on the planning and supervising of fishery management of the river basin. Each province has its own fishery management offices. Each province is in charge of managing the fishery activity in its own section. The Yangtze River as a lifeline and ecosystem has diversified environment and exhibits highly diverse habitats, giving birth to a rich biodiversity in terms of both species richness and biota. Although a variety of management measures have been taken, these efforts are still inadequate. It is recommended that comprehensive management strategy should be improved and strengthened to achieve sustainable utilization and development of Yangtze River fishery. Keywords: The Yangtze River; fishery; Management; China