the introduction of the reform and opening, the outputs of freshwater
and saltwater fish, relying on natural rivers, lakes and fisheries
near the sea, were low. But since 1978, China has stressed artificial
aquatic products breeding and at the same time devoted great efforts
to developing deep-sea fishing. As a result, the output of aquatic
products has risen greatly, increasing by two million tons, on average,
every year. Now, more than 20 deep-sea fishing companies have been
set up in China, and wholly Chinese-owned and Chinese-foreign joint
enterprises have also been established abroad engaging in this business.
on Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang Province.