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Fishing season starts on Xinjiang’s Ulungur Lake
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Fishing season starts on Xinjiang’s Ulungur Lake

Located in the northern part of the Junggar Basin, Ulungur Lake covers 100,000 hectares, making it one of the top ten freshwater lakes in China. A key fishery base in Xinjiang, the lake is rich in more than 20 kinds of wild and precious fish species. The lake has been enforcing a fishing ban each year for 15 years in a row, extending the fishing moratorium to four months from April 1 to July 31 starting two years ago. Local authorities also release millions of fish fry into the lake each year to improve the stock and sustainable development.

Fishermen work on their boats.

Fishing boats on Ulungur Lake in Fuhai County.

Ecns.cnGu Yetao

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