May 27, 2019


China still world's largest aquatic product exporter



China remains as the world's largest exporter of aquatic products for 17 consecutive years now, the country's agriculture minister said, according to state news agency Xinhua.


Aquatic product exports have exceeded US$20 billion, even as the output of aquatic products also remains as the world's largest for 30 straight years and accounts for over 40% of the world's total, Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and rural affairs, told a symposium.


Han urged more efforts to regulate the conservation of fishery resources, crack down on illegal fishing and strengthen aquaculture monitoring to ensure aquatic product safety.


With its vast water area, China has aquatic products that are of great variety, large quantity and high exploitative value.


The country's aquatic products include fish, crustaceans, mollusks, algae and mammals.