Qiandao Lake is located in Chun’an County, Hangzhou, Zhejiang. Apart from beautiful scenery, it is also China’s model of ecological fishing development in large water area, as its fishing economy has brought benefits to ecology, economy and society.
With the sound of a trumpet, Qiandao Lake water area officially started the first net fishing in the Year of Rabbit the other day.
With efforts of 20 fishing crew members who drew the net for more than half an hour, more than 60,000 catties of organic fishes were harvested in the first net of the new year in Qiandao Lake, including golden bighead carps that have been known as “Golden Fish King” by local fishermen. “The chance for catching the fish king is as rare as 1/100,000. This is a good sign. We would release it every time we capture it”, said Mr. Wang, one of the fishing crew members.
Congcong, Chenchen and Lianlian, three mascots of Hangzhou Asian Games, were also on the site to cheer for gains. Fishermen were in active interaction with them and expressed their hope for a successful and fruitful Asian Games this year.