Why is there still fresh fish during the fishing moratorium?
writer:haizhiyuan | time:2022-07-29 15:34:11

  Since 12:00 on May 1, the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, East Sea and the northern part of the South China Sea north of 12 degrees north latitude have been closed for fishing, and some people always ask me, "Why do you still sell fresh sea fish during the closed season, don't you follow the closed season policy?"


  We all know that when over-exploitation or fishing occurs, it can create some great damage to our ecological resources. The aim of the fishing moratoriums implemented by the various fishing provinces is the same: to interfere artificially with the density of marine fishing for the sake of the reproduction of marine life, so that fish stocks can be restored under planned protection, in order to achieve a balance, but the details are not entirely consistent: some provinces have a "blanket" - During the fishing moratorium in Hainan, all trawlers and purse seiners in the South China Sea (including the Beibu Gulf), except for single-layer gillnetters and fishing boats, are prohibited from going to sea. However, some fishing vessels with fishing gear permits can still operate at sea in accordance with the regulations.


  Of course, more chilled seafood is caught by fishing boats before the fishing moratorium and sold during the moratorium, so the price is naturally higher and customers are not too picky. In fact, chilled seafood is frozen on the spot as soon as it is caught, so as to maintain the freshness of the seafood to a greater extent, and the taste of such chilled seafood is as good as raw seafood. Some farmed seafood with a high degree of freshness can also be compared to natural seafood in terms of flavour, texture and nutritional value.

  In short, the fishing moratorium is for illegal fishing boats, not for delicious seafood, and there are plenty of delicious varieties available this season, just less natural raw ones and more chilled and farmed ones. However, this is necessary, as the sea needs to recuperate in order to provide us with a constant supply of delicious seafood, so let's look forward to it!