Program: Bohai Bay Fishery Resources and Habitats
Partner: Ministry of Agriculture
Date Established: January 2012
As part of an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture ("MOA"), RMB 618.5 million (approximately USD 97 million) to be used to improve fishery resources and the marine fishery environment. The Ministry of Agriculture is administering the funds and is responsible for developing appropriate programs.
Recent related projects funded under this initiative include:
MOA 2012 Fishery Release: On June 4, 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture, together with local authorities from Hebei, Liaoning, and Shandong provinces and the Tianjin municipal government, jointly launched the 2012 Bohai Bioresources Restoration and Release Campaign. The campaign was the first program undertaken as part of the environmental funds ConocoPhillips China provided to the MOA to benefit Bohai Bay fishery resources. Representatives from the MOA, the local government officials, CNOOC, and ConocoPhillips China attended a release event in Qinghuangdao, Hebei province. The campaign was the biggest of its kind in recent years and is part of a bid to restore the marine environment and sustain the fishing industry in the Bohai Bay. A total of 140 million Chinese shrimp, gazami crab, flounder, and redeye mullet were released at multiple locations around the Bohai Bay.