Wenzhou: newly-approved national pilot city for sea management

(www.ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-03-15

Wenzhou, a coastal city in Zhejiang province, was recently approved by the State Oceanic Administration as China's first pilot city in exploring innovative management over sea areas.

As a pilot city, Wenzhou will provide practical experience to improve the national management systems for sea areas and to better the country's marine ecology. The city will deepen supply-side reform and deal with major management problems regarding sea areas to steadily and sustainably develop the ocean economy.

Wenzhou will explore three key aspects over the next four years—scientific utilization of ocean resources, protection of the ocean environment and optimization of mechanisms for sea area usage. Seeking a sustainable and ecological way to reclaim land from the sea will also be a priority for Wenzhou's sea management plan.

An industrial park will be built to adopt a new form of ocean resources utilization, in addition to a wetland park, an ocean park and a sea corridor.

The city will also take the lead on a "smart ocean" project, which will make it possible to detect ocean ecology in real time. Additional management systems will also be improved in different aspects and administration will be simplified.