With the introduction of the opening and reform policy being carried out, there has been rapid development in th
With the introduction of the opening and reform policy being carried out, there has been rapid development in the fishery industry of China. With the biggest production of aquatic products, China fishery industry has continuously been ranked as the top aquatic producer in the world for 15 years. The total fishery production of China was 49.02 MT in 2004, which is more than one-third of the total global aquatic production, and in 2005, it was 51.01 MT.
In 2004, the output value of China fishery industry took up 11.6% within the total Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries industry and the output value of Ocean Fishery industry accounted for 29.56% in the total ocean economy.
It has been reported that one-third animal protein for the Chinese population is provided by fishers, who account for 2% population in agriculture.
The exports of China aquatic products in 2004 were 2.42 MT, which took up 2% of the total global exports in the aquatic products. With the value of export as 23.39 billion dollars, it stood the first in the list worldly. Also the value accounted for 29.8% of the China agriculture products exports.
According to the statistics data, the population of fishers & aquaculture fishers in the world is 38 millions, of which one-third are full-time. Within the 85% fishers from Asia, there are 13.02 million fishers in China, which is one-third of the total fisher population (including aquaculture fisher) in the world..