Episode 4: Marine Ranching off China’s Coast

5 JUNE 2019

There is a new type of mari-culture called “marine ranching” off the coasts of China.  In fact, China’s 13th Five Year Plan calls for billions to be spent on artificial reefs and seeding juvenile fish in the ocean - using scientific and sustainable methods.  Can the local provinces implement marine ranching pilot programs with sustainability in mind? How is this program impacting ocean habitat and marine protected areas in China?


John Mimikakis, Environmental Defense Fund

Zhang Chun, chinadialogue

Tian Tao, Dalian University

Sun Bin, Shanghai University

Songlin Wang, Qingdao Marine Conservation Society and China Ocean Outcomes