The number of inshore fish species in Shandong Province has dropped by 72.5 percent from over 400 in the 1970s to about 110 currently, provincial authorities said Thursday. According to the provincial government, the shrinking of inshore fish resources is the result of over-fishing and water pollution…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2014

Key Points

  • Inorganic chloride, active phosphate and petroleum are pollutants that have contributed to Shandong’s dwindling fish population.
  • In 2013, Shandong’s aquaculture industry produced 8.63 million MTs of goods (~20% of China’s total output).

ChinaAg Comments

  • In 2011, the northeastern coastal province of Shandong accounted for 3.4 million MTs or 28% China’s total saltwater shellfish output.
  • In 2011, the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang accounted for 2.3 million MTs or 23% of China’s total saltwater fish output. The coastal provinces of Shandong, Fujian, and Guangdong accounted for 1.4 million to 1.9 million MTs of saltwater fish.

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