East China Sea pollution: Fishermen dare not eat seafood they farm

By | June 11, 2013

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Yueqing Bay was once important marine ranch in the East China Sea, the number of main economic fish was up to 20 kinds, with 58 kinds of shellfish, 60 kinds of crustaceans.

But according to the recently released “2012 China Environmental Bulletin” by State Environmental Protection Department, coastal waters of the East China Sea has extremely poor water quality. Bulletin revealed that monitoring has found two main pollutants in marine sediments around the important fishery waters which are copper and cadmium.

A local fisherman, Huang Zhu, told reporter that although he is engaged in seafood farming, he does not dare to eat the seafood farmed here because pollution is too serious.

Source: CCTV

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