Participants of the International Championship in marine fishing in the city of Wenchang fished from boats in the coastal zone; only fish longer than 25 centimeters were accepted for the classification of judges. The group’s total score is the total weight of the team’s effective catch in the two-day competition.
On August 25, 2019, at 12 noon, the game ended and the fishermen returned. After a fierce competition, Xiange fishermen from the Haikou Fisheries League won the team championship with a total weight of 6.46 kg. Fisherman Xue Kaicheng from the Guangzhou Chaofeng Dream Fishing Team caught a squid weighing 1,165 kg and won the King of Sea Fishing prize. At the award ceremony, the organizers also awarded the 12 best overall groups.
An official in charge of the Wenchang Tourism Bureau stated that the International Sea Fishing Championship in Wenchang, Hainan, China is the first invitational sea fishing tournament that helped Wenchang cross-border integration into the Sport + Tourism system, fully utilizing natural environmental benefits and making tourism development in the city.
The main fishing spots in Wenchang are distributed in the ports of Paizian, Hainanjiao, Baohujiao, Tungulin, Qingyi Port and Qizhu Islands. Wenchang's unique natural environment provides conditions for sea fishing. This competition will enhance Wenchang's reputation and promote the development of fishing activities in Wenchang. Wenchang also hopes to make the sea fishing competition a brand event in the town.
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