Yantai, a coastal city in East China's
Shandong province is accelerating marine ranch construction. Several
marine ranch projects have been initiated in the city this year and
nearly 20 are being built.
According to the "National Construction
Plan for Marine Ranch Demonstration Zone (2017-2025)" delivered in 2017,
China is to build 178 national marine ranch demonstration zones and
Longkou, Penglai, Changdao, Zhifu district and Muping district in Yantai
are on the list.
A marine ranch is a certain sea area in
which fishermen adapt large-scale fishery facilities and systematic
management systems to use the natural marine environment to raise marine
resources including fish, shrimp, shellfish and algae. It is just like
grazing flocks and herds on a farm.
Yantai rolled out strategies to develop
offshore marine ranch equipment such as multi-functional ocean ranch
platforms and to build an intelligent, informative and diversified
Yantai-based CIMC Raffles has delivered a
series of high-end marine fishery equipment such as self-elevating and
semi-submersible multi-functional management platforms and deep water
network box management platforms, as well as a deep water aquaculture
ship. These platforms integrate six functions including monitoring,
management supply, and environmental protection.
Some companies have invested in
construction of marine ranches in Yantai. Shandong Oriental Ocean Co
built a semi-submersible multi-functional marine ranch management
platform and launched it this year.
Yantai Qingquan Marine Technology Co
developed a compound marine ranch and marine artificial reef cluster
with an investment of more than 50 million yuan ($8.06 million)