A fisherman works at the Xiamen Seashine International Seafood Trading Center. [Photo/Xiamen Daily]
After a 108-day fishing moratorium, fishermen in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, began setting sail again on Aug 16.
With the aim of protecting the marine ecosystem and promoting the sustainable development of marine fishing resources, Xiamen has set up an annual fishing moratorium, which started from May 1 this year.
The city's fishermen are excited to get back to work and are expecting a strong yield.
"I am eager, as the fishing should be good this year. It has been three and a half months since the moratorium, so the fish are all grown and there must be a lot of them for us to catch," said Lin Zhijian, a fisherman in the city.
The fishing authorities are also taking actions, such as safety checks and facility checks, in a bid to keep fisherman safe.
According to the fishermen, their fishing trips usually take three to 15 days. Stay tuned for the results!