Pollution, overfishing killing East China Sea – Reuters

From Reuters:

China environmental officials said the East China Sea is dying from pollution and overfishing, a state newspaper reported on Thursday.

Eighty-one percent of the , a major fishing ground ringed by China, South Korea and Japan, was rated category-four for pollution, the second worst category in a five-tier scale, the Shanghai Daily said, quoting a survey by environmental officials from China’s eastern coastal province of Zhejiang.

The figure represented a 53 percent rise in category-four pollution from 2000, the report said, with petrochemical waste and heavy metals the main contaminants. [Full text]

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