Zhoushan Fishery--The Largest Fishery in China
- Description: Zhoushan, the only city on the sea composed of archipelago, is located at the junction of the southeast seashore and the entrance to the sea of Yangtze River, backing Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo Cit
Zhoushan, the only city on the sea composed of archipelago, is located at the junction of the southeast seashore and the entrance to the sea of Yangtze River, backing Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo City, facing the Pacific Ocean. Zhoushan Fishery is the most biggest fishery in our country,known as “East China Sea fish warehouse” and “Chinese fishing city”. Shenjiamen fishing port, together with Bergen Harbor, and Callao port, are the three famous fishing ports in the world, and Shenjiamen Fishing Port is one of the three largest fishing harbour of the world. The annual output of aquatic products is around 1.3 million ton, the offshore ocean fishing output is more than one tenth of the country's total.Zhoushan possesses unique deep water harbour and navigation passageway resource. There are 40 places of deep water sea lines good for building berths.
Zhoushan enjoys the advantages of fishing, shipping and tourism. Zhoushan is China's largest production, processing and sales base of maritime aquatic products, renowned as "China's fishing capital." Yellow croaker, octopus, groupers, lobsters, and oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, as well as mussels, mud crab, etc., are all highly distinctive famous seafoods of Zhoushan.
Zhoushan has many bays, crisscross ship lanes, sheltered deep water port, etc., (it is one of China's rare fine natural deep-water-ports). The well protected natural scenery on the island is a rich tourist resource. Within Zhoushan city, there are 2 state-level scenic resorts--Putuo Island and the Shangsi Island, and 2 provincia-level scenic areas--Mount Dai and Taohua Island. Sea, sunshine, beach and Buddhist culture compose the unique sea and hill views of Zhoushan. The city has altogether 20 travel agencies and 20 hotels catering to foreign nationals, receiving more than 2.8 million tourists each year.