Illegal fishing includes fishing methods such as causing explosion, employing poison and electricity in fishing, etc., which causes great harm to fishery resources; it also includes fishing which are against the regulations of closed fishing seasons and closed fishing areas. In order to promote the propaganda of striking hard on illegal fishing and improve people’s awareness to strictly follow the laws and regulations of fishery industry, Songyang held the activity of setting free fish fries on May 11th.
The entire county has entered a closed fishing season from Mar 20th for the better preservation and rational exploitation and utilization of the fishery and aquatic resources of Songyin stream region. The law enforcement officials of the fishery administration have stepped up efforts on supervision during the closed season; they have also associated with the public security organs and carried out joint law enforcement, efficiently and effectively implementing the regulations of closed season and closed areas, and striking hard on the illegal fishing methods. They have in total handled 10 cases of illegal fishing for aquatic animals, and have caught over 10 suspects for illegal fishing. (From Wei Yimei, Songyang County Government Office)