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Coastal waters in Ningbo enter foraging season

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: July 12, 2021 L M S


Fishermen forage for small sea creatures as the tides ebb in Ninghai Bay in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province on April 29. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]

The coastal waters of Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province have entered its peak period for foraging for wild seafood.

The city's Xiangshan county boasts 505 beautiful islands and a 925-kilometer-long coastline, according to Zhang Weiyan, deputy head of Xiangshan.

The tradition of foraging in coastal waters has a history of about 1,000 years in Ninghai Bay in Ninghai county.  

Every year, locals and visitors from nearby cities like Shanghai will forage for small sea creatures, including clams, snails, and oysters, when the tide ebbs and exposes several kilometers of tidal flats.

In addition to seafood foraging, visitors to the aforementioned two counties can also experience several sea-themed tourism events. Over the next two months, a number of activities, including the sailing races of the 14th National Games and the 24th China Xiangshan Fishing Festival, are slated to be held in Xiangshan.


A view of Ninghai Bay in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]