Shandong Province, China’s Aquaculture Hub, Has Lost of 70% of its Inshore Fish Species Since the 1970s

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

Heilongjiang Looks to Increase the Production of Environmentally Friendly “Green Foods”

Faced with slack petroleum and coal industries, the Heilongjiang government has adjusted emphasis to support the rising green food industry. It has made full use of local agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries to speed up development of the sector, said the local government. The food industry’s added value increased 19.9 percent year-on-year in 2013

Pig Farm in Hunan is Under Police Protection after Angry Villagers Complain of River and Farmland Pollution

A polluting pig farm in Linli, a county in Hunan Province, was put under the protection of local police when angry villagers and a local environmental protection agency asked it to take action to reduce its pollution, China Daily has learned. An inscribed tablet hung at the farm’s gate said the farm was under protection

China Halts Agriculture Production on 3.33 Million Ha of Arable Land due to Heavy Metal, Pesticide, and Feed Additive Pollution

Farming of contaminated arable land almost the size of Belgium has been halted and the land will be rehabilitated to ensure food security, a senior official said on Monday [30 December 2013]. A soil survey by the Ministry of Environmental Protection found that pollution affects about 3.33 million hectares, Wang Shiyuan, vice-minister of land and

China to Standardize the Storing and Treating of Animal Waste

Chinese authorities will standardize the breeding and raising of poultry and livestock because husbandry-generated pollution has become a major problem in the countryside, according to a regulation signed by Premier Li Keqiang. The regulation on preventing husbandry-generated pollution, which was publicized on Tuesday [26 November 2013], will take effect on Jan. 1. It is expected

China Looks to Reduce Livestock & Poultry Pollution from COD & Ammonia Emissions

The chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia emissions of China’s livestock and poultry breeding in 2010 accounts for 45% and 25% of national total emissions respectively, latest figures show. China’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Ministry of Agriculture released the statistics recently. The COD and ammonia emissions of livestock and poultry breeding reached about 11,840,000