Fishing ban begins in Xiongan

SHIJIAZHUANG, May 16 (Xinhua) — The first fishing ban has began in Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei Province, in an effort to protect fishery resources and biodiversity.

The fishing ban started Thursday and will be effective until July 31, according to the agriculture and rural affairs bureau of Anxin county in Xiongan.

Authorities with the bureau will take measures to ensure that the ban is strictly implemented.

In April 2017, China announced the establishment of the Xiongan New Area, which is about 100 km southwest of Beijing and spans three counties in Hebei.

Ecological restoration in Baiyangdian Lake, the largest wetland ecosystem in northern China, has been reinforced since Xiongan New Area was set up.

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