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One thousand fishing boats set sail for Diaoyu waters

2012-09-16 23:20:26 GMT2012-09-17 07:20:26(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Fishing boats set off for fishing at Shipu fishing port in Xiangshan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2012. The summer fishing moratorium in the East China Sea ended at noon of Sunday. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A surveillance ship prepares to leave port for duty before the opening of fishing at Shipu fishing port in Xiangshan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2012. The summer fishing moratorium in the East China Sea ended at noon of Sunday. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Fishermen prepare to set off for fishing at Shipu fishing port in Xiangshan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2012. The summer fishing moratorium in the East China Sea ended at noon of Sunday. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Fishing boats set off for fishing at Shipu fishing port in Xiangshan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2012. The summer fishing moratorium in the East China Sea ended at noon of Sunday. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Fishing boats prepare to set off for fishing at Shipu fishing port in Xiangshan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2012. The summer fishing moratorium in the East China Sea ended at noon of Sunday. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

After being moored for three-and-a-half months due to the annual fishing ban on the East China Sea, nearly 10,000 boats from Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces are ready to go on Sunday noon. About 1,000 boats will reach the waters off the Diaoyu Islands in South China Sea this afternoon.

The Chinese agriculture department is gearing up to safeguard the fishing rights and conduct administration for Chinese fishermen.

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