China: Third of Yellow River Species Extinct – Reuters

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A third of all fish species in the Yellow River have become extinct because of dams, overfishing and pollution, The People’s Daily reported. “The Yellow River used to be host to more than 150 species of fish, but a third of them are now extinct, including some precious ones,” the official newspaper quoted an Agriculture Ministry official as saying.

The original People’s Daily report also said,” Fisherman used to be able to catch over 700,000 kilograms of fish a year, but now they can only sell 40 percent of that figure. The ministry set up its first ever integrated fishing resources committee on Tuesday to save the Yellow River from further degradation.”

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