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Notes on the Geography of China: Chongqing: Photo 13

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Fish production in the basin, however, has declined from 450,000 tons in 1954 to less than 100,000 tons in recent years. In an effort to reverse the decline, fishing has recently been banned along this stretch of the river from February through March. That may help, but the fishery suffers also from pollution, dams and weirs that block fish migration, and from the destruction of spawning grounds as lakes are reclaimed for farming.

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