The supply of river sand and lake sand in the Yangtze River and the south of the river is unified, or the supply of sand is experiencing shortages.
Source: China Sand Stone Aggregate Network Contributor: China Sand Stone Aggregate Network Published: 2017-07-12
Core reminder: China ’s Yangtze River and important river basins in the south of China have for the first time unifiedly launched a four-month fishing ban. Many provinces have clearly stipulated that sand mining activities are prohibited during fishing bans. Will river sand and lake sand supply fluctuate?
From March 1 to June 30, the four-month fishing ban system in China ’s Yangtze River Basin and important river basins to the south including the Yangtze River, the Huai River, the Pearl River, the Minjiang River, and the inland waters of Hainan Province was officially implemented. This is the history of our country. For the first time, a unified fishing ban system has been implemented in the Yangtze River Basin and the important river basins to the south.
The reporter found that many provinces within the ban on fishing clearly stipulated that sand mining activities were prohibited during the ban. In such a large-scale ban, the supply and prices of river sand and lake sand in some areas may fluctuate.
Establishment of a fishing ban
The fishing ban system in the Yangtze River Basin was approved by the State Council in 2003. In 2015, new regulations extended the fishing ban period and the scope of fishing bans, including Poyang Lake, Dongting Lake, and the main stream of the Huai River;
The Pearl River fishing ban system was implemented in 2010 with the approval of the State Council. In February 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture adjusted it and made corresponding regulations on the management of fishing bans in the inland waters of Minjiang and Hainan Provinces.
The above-mentioned fishing ban period is from 00:00 on March 1st to 24:00 on June 30th each year. The localities may extend or expand the scope of the fishing ban according to actual conditions.
Sand mining is prohibited in many places
In this area where fishing is banned, many provinces have clearly stipulated that sand mining activities are prohibited. The following are some areas where the China Sandstone Aggregate Network reporter has organized a ban on mining:
Jiangxi: "Jiangxi sand mining regulations" in September 2016 by the clearly defined, closed seasons Closed areas demarcated according to law prohibits sand mining;
Hubei Province: The "Law Protection Regulations of Hubei Province" stipulates that no unit or individual may engage in underwater operations such as fishing, blasting, and sand mining in the restricted fishing zone and during the prohibited fishing period;
Sichuan Province: The “Implementation Measures of the Sichuan Province Fishery Law of the People ’s Republic of China” revised in 2016 stipulates that sand quarrying is prohibited during the fishing restricted period and fishing restricted area;
Chongqing: The "Notice on Adjusting the Fishing Prohibition System in Our Natural Waters" issued by the Chongqing Municipal Agriculture Commission recently stipulated that 2.8 million acres of natural waters in Chongqing and 30,000 kilometers of river banks along the river will be prohibited from sand extraction Stone operation
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region: Relevant regulations have also been issued in some representative regions in Guangxi. The "Liujiang Rongjiang (Liucheng County Section) River Sand Mining Planning Report" clearly stipulates that sand mining in the planned river sections in Liucheng County is prohibited. .
Sand mining activities have severely damaged underwater ecology
As we all know, the prohibition of fishing is established to allow natural restoration of the ecological environment and protection of fishery resources in the waters. Large-scale sand mining with severe damage to the underwater environment runs counter to this goal. Prohibiting sand mining during the fishing prohibition period should have its meaning.
Natural sand, as an important construction material, has a huge demand, and due to the different popularity and acceptance of mechanical sand in various places, fine aggregates are still dominated by natural aggregates in quite a few regions. It seems that it is not in line with reality to ban it. At present, sand mining policies are not the same in different places during the fishing ban, but the above areas will usher in a river sand ban for up to four months during the current fishing ban. In addition to the flood ban in the coming season, it is expected that the southern part of China will have more Ground river sand and lake sand may experience a shortage of supply and rising prices.