The coastal city of Yantai, East China's Shandong province plans to promote smart offshore platform construction this year to advance upgrading of modern fishing industry and boost the city's marine industry, local authorities said on May 8.
Farmers in Sanggou Bay of Rongcheng, Weihai, East China's Shandong province put abalones brought back from East China's Fujian province into abalone breeding areas.
Weihai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, has been ramping up efforts to fuel marine science and technology development to build a strong marine economy.
Shandong Port Group posted strong performance in the first quarter of this year, with cargo throughput exceeding 370 million tons, up 9 percent year-on-year.
Qingdao Port generated an operating revenue of 13.22 billion yuan ($2.02 billion) last year, up 8.7 percent year-on-year.
The coastal city of Yantai has set goals to develop its marine economy in next five years. By 2025, the city's total output in marine economy is expected to reach 250 billion yuan ($38.4 billion), local media reported.
East China's Shandong is reportedly planning to speed up its construction of world-class ports.