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Fishing industry develops in Qidong


Updated: 2019-11-07

Residents of Haiyan village in Qidong, Nantong, Jiangsu province have improved the quality of their lives by developing the fishing industry over the past few years.

During the fishing season, many fishermen work at Lyusi Port. An average of 1.5 million kilograms of fish have been caught per day since the beginning of the fishing season.

Fisherman Peng Xuexin said that he became a fisherman about 20 years ago and now operates a processing plant with a considerable income.

To improve safety, the local government has organized training sessions for over 1,800 fishermen and started monitoring ships at sea.


A fisherman unloads fish from ships. [Photo/VCG]

Fishing-related industries are also booming in Qidong. About 30 such enterprises now operate in Haiyan village and their products have been sold to several countries, including Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.

Half of the villagers in Haiyan village engage in fishing and related industries. In 2018, the village's per capita income was nearly 30,000 yuan ($4,275).