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Chinese fishing boats to set off for fishing in Diaoyu Islands

People's Daily Online)  16:31, September 17, 2012

A large number of Chinese fishing boats set off in a queue for fishing from one of China’s six largest fishing ports--Shipu port in Xiangshan County, Zhejiang Province on Sept 16, 2012. (Xinhua/ Huang Zongzhi)

Edited and Translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

The three-month summer fishing ban in the East China Sea ended on September 16. Over 10,000 fishing boats set off for fishing from Zhejiang province and Fujian province. According to incomplete statistics, over 1,000 Chinese fishing boats from Zhejiang and Fujian enter waters around Diaoyu Islands for fishing every year. A Chinese Marine surveillance official said they will continue the patrol and law enforcement in waters near Diaoyu Islands.

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