An Old Fisherman Wang Chaosheng’s "Landing"

  Xinhua News Agency, Guiyang, January 23rd Title: Old fisherman Wang Chaosheng’s "Landing"

  Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Jun, wu si

  This Spring Festival, Lao Wang is very busy. During this time, a new batch of fry was put into his fish pond, and every detail was careless.

  Lao Wang’s name is Wang Chaosheng. He is 60 years old. He lives in xiazhai village, Tangtou Town, Sinan County, Guizhou Province. He started fishing in his early 30s and retired to shore at the age of 57. After landing, Wang Chaosheng rented more than 10 mu of land to build pond culture, and raised it for 3 years, which brought good benefits and started a new life.

  Wujiang River is the largest tributary of the south bank of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, which flows through 13 of the 28 townships in Sinan County. In order to strictly implement the 10-year ban on fishing in the Yangtze River, the local fishery department has repeatedly gone deep into the two sides of the strait to do ideological work for fishermen. Old fishermen like Wang Chaosheng bid farewell to fishing life in succession. Since 2019, 121 fishermen in Sinan County have been arrested and landed.

  The fisherman’s understanding card posted on the wall of Wang Chaosheng’s house. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Junshe

  Wang Chaosheng used to fish and earned a considerable income. He has fishing license, crew certificate, fishing boat registration certificate and other procedures. During the slack season, he opened a fishing boat and installed a few nets, and started a "sideline business" in Wujiang.

  "Growing crops is the main business, but the bulk of family income is still fishing ‘ Sideline ’ 。” Wang Chaosheng said that when he was young, he earned 300,000 to 400,000 yuan in the most year, and earned 10,000 yuan in the most day.

  Wang Chaosheng is a good fisherman. The wind is high and the waves are urgent. Day and night, he and his wife have been safe for decades. He swam around the river with a width of five or six hundred meters, not to mention. If the amount of wild fish salvaged is not large, it will be robbed at home. If the fishing boat comes home with a full load, he will pull it to towns and counties.

  Wang Chaosheng misses fishing. However, he also figured it out about retreating to shore. On the one hand, support the ecological protection policy; On the other hand, after landing, family income is relatively stable.

  "I used to fish, but now I raise fish. I’m still at my old job!" Wang Chaosheng told reporters with a smile. Now, fish farming earns more than 100,000 yuan a year, so Wujiang River can recuperate and the ecological protection of the river basin has been strengthened.

  Today, Wang Chaosheng feeds forage in the fish pond every morning and evening. Watching the mountain spring flow into the fish pond, the big fish churned up and down, and he was full of energy. Grass carp, catfish and other four or five varieties, the big 14 or 15 Jin, the unit price from 10 yuan to 50 yuan, three fish ponds, there is no shortage of sales.

  Wang Chaosheng fished in the fish pond. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Junshe

  "Mountain spring water, ecological fish, good quality!" Wang Chaosheng was destined to become attached to fish in this life. At the entrance of the mountain spring flowing into the fish pond, he specially took pebbles and river sand from the river to create a natural living environment for the fish. He planted sweet sorghum and ryegrass with bait to make the fish’s food more original.

  Because of the good quality of fish, Wang Chaosheng’s fish pond attracted some fishing enthusiasts. There is no charge for fishing, just buy the hooked fish at the actual price. Now, his breeding technology is more refined and his output is increasing year by year.

  In order to ensure the sustainable benefit of ecological fish farming, technicians from county and township fisheries departments often go to the village to give guidance, feed, change water and prevent diseases. They help Wang Chaosheng to move forward continuously.