Zhoushan is endowed with unique geographical advantages and boasts abundant marine resources.
The largest fishery, the Zhoushan Fishery, also known as the“East Sea Fish Tank” and “China Fishery City”, is located in the city. There are about 1,163 species of fish in the fishery, including large yellow croaker, small yellow croaker, octopus and cuttlefish.
In 2017, the total annual output of aquatic products was 2.08 million tons, a year-on-year growth of 5.5 percent. Among them, the output of offshore fisheries totaled 632,000 tons, an increase of 17.2 percent. At the end of the year, the city's seawater aquaculture area was 57.52 square kilometers, an increase of 2.3 percent, and the aquaculture production reached 279,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 53.9 percent.
A series of ocean fishing bases has been constructed to cope with the rapid development of the modern fishery industry, including the Zhoushan National Ocean Fishing Base, Zhoushan National Green Fishing Research Base and Zhoushan Fishing Town.
According to the city government, by 2020, the scale of the offshore fishing fleet is expected to reach 600, oceanic production capacity will be 600,000 tons, and the fish cargo import volume 800,000 tons. The oceanic fishery bases in Zhoushan will strive to achieve a total economic output of 30 billion yuan ($4.35 billion).
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