Ceremony held in Jiangsu to mark new semesterBEIJING - The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has announced nine new state-level marine parks, bringing the total number of such parks in China to 42.
The new parks are located in the provinces of Liaoning, Shandong, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan, according to an SOA circular.
The SOA has ordered local marine authorities in these provinces to start demarcating the parks, and not to arbitrarily adjust or change the parks' boundaries and zoning.
The SOA has stressed the need to improve protection of the marine environment when tourism and aquaculture activities are conducted in certain zones of the parks.
China's state-level marine parks, first introduced in 2011, offer public space for coastal recreation, enhance protection of marine ecosystems and boost sustainable development of coastal tourism, an SOA official said.
The top prize has previously been awarded to 25 scientists, including China's "father of hybrid rice" Yuan Longping, since it was established in 2000. There were one or two winners each year except 2004, the first time there was no recipient.Long said he usually sees about 80 visitors a day, and that his check involves sperm quantity and quality in the semen.
In addition, the meeting pledged efforts to modernize agriculture, encour diversified business models and the mechanization and informatization of the sector. Financing support will also be increased.According to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, China's coast guard found two Vietnamese boats fishing near Huaguang Reef of China's Xisha Islands on Saturday.
Kangle county government had offered to help Yang's family to renovate their home, which was dilapidated.