According to the new initiatives of the Hainan Provincial Government, by 2020 the fishing fleet in Hainan Province
will be cut three times to ensure the cleanliness of the beaches and seawater of the province, a total of 1312 marine
fishing vessels are planned to be cut. In order to effectively reduce the intensity of marine fisheries, conservation
and rational use of fish resources, a total of 1,312 sea fishing vessels throughout the province of Hainan will be
withdrawn from the fishing fleet and prohibited fishing, among them 268 large and medium, 1044 small.
A government program will be formed to materially facilitate the retraining of fishermen for other specialties and
various subsidies have been issued to them.