“Big plans” for seafood industry expansion announced at National People’s Congress

China's National People's Congress in 2012
China's National People's Congress in 2012 | Photo courtesy of humphery/Shutterstock
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China’s seafood industry has the government’s full backing to expand, judging from comments made at China’s annual National People’s Congress. In remarks at the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing on 5 March, Chinese Premier Li Qiang spoke of strengthening China’s food security, including continuing a policy of backing the country’s distant-water fishing sector, which the government supports with generous subsidies. “We will support and expand our livestock and fishery production,” Li…

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