Seafood prices drop as fishing moratorium ends



The end of the annual summer moratorium on commercial fishing in Xiamen waters ended this month, according to maritime authorities.


A total of 523 commercial fishing boats hit the waters on August 1, heading toward areas such as the traditional Mindong and Minnan fishing grounds.


The end of the moratorium triggered a drop in local fish prices for seven of ten commercial prices tracked by the local maritime department, led by a drop of more than 20 percent for mackerel fish.


[ Web editor:Wu Jianhan, Robin Wang    Source:Common Talk ]