Japanese planes often harassed in the East China Sea Chinese fishing vessels operating in sensitive areas (map)
Data Figure: Japanese patrol aircraft patrolling in the vicinity of the East China Sea oil field
Data Figure: China-Japan East China Sea demarcation, respectively, schematic
claim the reporter Cheng Gang
When the Japanese media hype Chinese ship-borne helicopters approaching Japanese ships to make Japan “unacceptable.” occasion, “Global Times” reporter is with the East China Sea Fisheries Administration Bureau of the cruise fleet to sea. Oil and gas fields in the East China Sea near the Japanese fleet suffered a low-altitude aircraft circled. Heard before the sea, several fishing boats, Taizhou, Zhejiang, said the boss, this is surprising things. In a tentative agreement on measures for fisheries waters, if the Chinese ship off the east longitude 125 degrees 30 minutes, most of the time, Japanese planes will soon be over, your head around a few times. Japan set up a “provisional measures waters” is pending before the two countries in the East China Sea a “joint fishing arrangement”, according to the reporter’s understanding and observation, this piece of Japan’s input and concerns far seas beyond the scope of fisheries management, and even Zhejiang fishermen have speculated, “there must be a senior Japanese satellite to monitor this sea.” And tens of thousands of fishing boats here holder frequent Chinese fishing boats and cruise ship fishery China Sea is China and reinforce the main keep.
big fish in the East Japan and South Korea have long been
“Global Times” reporter from Taizhou, Zhejiang Dachen Island to board the “China Fishery 201 “ship. Although it is the East China Sea Fisheries Administration Bureau of the largest public boat, but one after another on the East China Sea in April winds in 1989 or so to ship ton cruise ship fleet, led by fishery delayed the sailing time, first Dachen Island shelter. Reporters on board the same day is a day of winds weaken, “China Fishery 201″ led by Zhejiang Taizhou and Wenzhou, the two 300-ton fishery detachment official sail boat fishery. In the fishery board, the reporter saw a special in Japan, South Korea Fishery Agreement map, the Sino-Japanese fisheries agreement, “the waters of the provisional measures” are basically caught in coastal Zhejiang China and Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, Tokara Islands, Amami Islands and Okinawa islands between a very wide near the parallelogram seas: the North line of latitude 30 degrees 40 minutes south edge of 27 degrees north latitude, east and west sides by the two countries to push 52 sea miles outside the territorial sea baseline to form slightly curved hypotenuse. This fenced lot in the East China Sea a sea. Basically, the East China Sea Fisheries Administration Bureau arranged every month fisheries management of cruise ships here, has three times this year, 201 ship to cruise the waters of this piece.
According to “United Nations Convention on the International Law of the Sea”, the exclusive economic zone the coastal state of sub-soil from the seabed to the sea water of economic resources exploration, development and use of exclusive rights. The fishing industry, for example, under the jurisdiction of the country without the consent of other countries’ fishing boats allowed to enter their exclusive economic zones. “China Fishery 201″ ship of the political commissar of the Tang Wensheng told reporters on board, due to the Sino-Japanese East China Sea between China and the existence of the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf delimitation dispute between the two countries reached a “Sino-Japanese Fishery Agreement,” Tentative steps waters, control of fishing in the number, size, under the premise of their approval and management of Japan’s own fishing boat, south of provisional measures, most of the East China Sea north of fisheries relations between the parties to maintain the status quo of basic, provisional measures in the East and West side is not in dispute between China and Japan’s exclusive economic zone range. This is the world’s first maritime demarcation between the two countries pending before the two countries’ exclusive economic zone fisheries regime to make transitional arrangements to the bilateral fisheries agreement, entered into force so far has been almost 10 years.
most developed fisheries in Zhejiang Taizhou, a number of Chinese fishermen, “Global Times” reporter tells his own views. Stone Town, Wenling new vision for the village area is a typical fishing village party secretary Du said: “In the past Japan, South Korea, a large-scale development of fisheries, they have to go fishing to catch our doorstep, in the East China Sea fishery resources are They Laode almost the same. so our boats up, the result is everywhere restricted to those fisheries resources not to us a good place to go, like the Tsushima Strait before we can go, now completely out of the fishermen is basically no land, to the fishermen how to do? Unfortunately, such a strong fishing effort, a lot of ships can only squeeze in the East China Sea fishery resources fishing fishing has been poor. “East China Sea Fisheries Bureau Director Liu Chun tree basic recognition of Taizhou fishermen statements of historical fact, He said the last 1950s and 1960s, the Japanese did to develop the marine fishing industry, a large number of machines into China’s coastal fishing vessel within the territorial sea 12 sea miles, and even the Yangtze River estuary to fish, and then later the size of South Korea’s fishing industry also developed. To this end, the 1950s and 1960s, the Chinese have used the Navy to fishing protection.
day of longitude 125 degrees 30 minutes is very sensitive to
sailing in the East China Sea in Sino-Japanese fishing waters of the provisional measures, the reporters saw the sea must Most are, indeed, a Chinese fishing boat, a few days cruising down the 201 reporters in the fishery only seen a boat fishing with longline fishing vessels and an octopus in Japan, Korea, light purse seine vessels. Into the night, on provisional measures in the fishing zone around the little fishing boat, 201 boats Shi Dong captain said: “It’s like walking the same road in Nanjing, China fishing boats on both sides of almost all the lights.” Chun told reporters that the tree in 2009, fishery regulatory approval in the tentative agreement on measures for fishing in waters fishery Chinese fishing vessels operating more than 18,000 vessels, compared to 10 years ago, more than 20,000 vessels have been reduced some, to know the whole East China Sea Fisheries Board within the jurisdiction of There are more than 100,000 fishing boats. In contrast, the waters of Japan to the provisional measures to the job, but hundreds of fishing boats. Japan really cares about is clearly not the East China Sea fishery resources, it took great efforts to keep a close eye is the jurisdiction of the waters.
It is understood that at the East China Sea demarcation focus on the differences between claims on the continental shelf delimitation. China stands for in accordance with the principle of natural extension of continental divide, the continental shelf between China and Japan should be bounded by the Okinawa Trough. Japan advocate the use of the “middle line” to make the East China Sea continental shelf, which has never been the international legal principles on the continental shelf. Although the two countries pending the East China Sea demarcation, China has never recognized Japan’s so-called “middle line”, but Japan’s own actions is almost always stubbornly clung to its “middle line” ideas. Taizhou Stone Town, the former Red skipper forest village should treasure that Japan seems to longitude 125 degrees 30 minutes as the so-called “middle line”, the Chinese fishing vessels feeling particularly evident in the East China Sea, just east across this line, Japan aircraft, ships generally soon coming.
about Japan’s “allergic reaction”, Taizhou fishery detachment Wu Junjie, Vice Captains said that many fishermen are reflected, obviously after a Chinese fishing boat was licensed to the waters of the provisional measures may be a transient little more than 125 degrees east longitude, the Japan Coast Guard, Coast Guard began to respond. Moreover, these Chinese fishing boats and fishermen, the Japanese Coast Guard ships and aircraft deployed to monitor is not too, and sometimes even sent a naval warship and reconnaissance aircraft self-defense. Wu Junjie said: “Recently, the Chinese Navy to exercise the high seas sailing there in Okinawa, Japan, nervous mess, and if China is so sensitive that the Japanese Self-Defense Force warships, military aircraft such action in the disputed waters every day, China would not be every day can be something to say! “Lin Ying Bao said:” We are fishing one to that position, the Japanese planes flew a few minutes, there is definitely a very advanced satellite monitoring this sea, Japan is really willing in this regard The ah! “Shi Dong said the captain, 201 boats fishing in March is also the day cruising the waters of the provisional measures, has been open to near 127 degrees east longitude, the result of movement particularly in Japan, Coast Guard, Maritime Self-Defense Forces are dispatched, naval surveillance aircraft circling at low altitude. In this regard, Tang Wensheng political commissar said, according to the Sino-Japanese fisheries agreement, interim measures with Chinese fishing boats in the waters of production in China over the management of fishery boat is as it should, and Japan did not need such a response.
Japanese marine management are strong
provisional measures in the waters, according to agreement, the Chinese fishing boat Chinese pipe, pipe a Japanese fishing boat in Japan, while another can inform each other of their fishing irregularities. Japan, China to the Chinese fishing vessel suspected of illegal fisheries provide information often extremely detailed, including many aircraft as well as satellite photographs, and mode of operation, operating time, type of fishing and catches, latitude and longitude location, etc. very detailed content, most of which focus on strengthening management in Japan, the so-called “middle line” found in the waters east. Tang Wensheng said that in the case of boarding can not collect such detailed information on field operations, Japan’s ocean management is evident, even to suggest that Japan will take the trouble to ask the Chinese side the result of investigation, if China does not deal with also have to explain why the Chinese side.
now, Japan-Japan fisheries agreement concerns the scope of the provisional measures to have the waters westward, point very clear, that is located in this sea in the East China Sea oil and gas fields. When a reporter in high-risk “Chinese fishery 201″ law enforcement officers to board a South Korean fishing vessel inspection, the cruise fleet in the “China Fishery 33015″ boat in the East China Sea oil and gas fields around the octagonal offshore drilling platforms to keep up with a blue hull, yellow building Japanese fishing boat driving, board says the name of the vessel is “27th source of blessing pills.” Reporters nearly octagonal platform in Chuandi to see the coordinates on the electronic chart roughly 29 degrees north latitude, 125 degrees east longitude. Sits “China Fishery 33015″ command Wu Junjie told reporters, interestingly, they are close to that ship, “the source Fu pill” is less than 10 minutes, a gray sky on the flying, the body can see the sun propeller flag icon reconnaissance aircraft, air boat in the fishery circled a few laps. Japanese planes on the East China Sea, a common fishery officers photographed the scene of the plane pointing to pictures, this is the Japan Coast Guard aircraft.
on “Global Times” reporter, seen on the East China Sea, the East China Sea oil and gas fields not far from several platforms, the ship approached the naked eye can see three: Pinghu oil and gas field offshore the first integrated platform, star anise kiosk platform and is still under construction orange “South China Sea II” platform. Chunxiao oil and gas field platform in the southeast, less than 29 degrees north latitude, 125 degrees east longitude a little more. For these rigs, Japan trying to find out the details. With the “Sino-Japanese Fishery Agreement,” Japanese authorities once to avoid the occurrence of security incidents Japanese fishing grounds, the East China Sea gas fields to China will inform the Japanese side of the concrete, the result of course was rejected. Today, the Japanese fishing boat in the East China Sea gas fields, this trend is noteworthy.
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