China marks World Oceans Day with a focus on protecting marine biodiversity (3)

(Xinhua) 14:55, June 08, 2021

Aerial photo taken on May 1, 2021 shows fishing vessels berthed at Longxudao port during the annual summer fishing ban in Rongcheng City, east China's Shandong Province. (Photo by Li Xinjun/Xinhua)

In a three-year campaign launched in December 2018, for instance, China has restored 8,891 hectares of wetlands along the Bohai Sea, the country's semi-enclosed inland sea whose coast is of global importance for many migratory bird species.

In the same period, the country also finished the improvement of 132 km of coastline of the Bohai Sea. As of last year, up to 82.3 percent of the nearshore waters in the sea have been of good quality, according to environmental authorities.


(Web editor: Guo Wenrui, Liang Jun)


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