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Wuxi fishermen haul up nethauling in nets for Spring Festival

Updated : 2019-01-14
By Cang Wei (chinadaily.com.cn)

Wuxi fishermen haul up nethauling in nets for Spring Festival

Fishermen in E'hu township of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, jumped into cold water to haul in black carp for the upcoming Spring Festival. [Photo by Sun Quan for China Daily]

Fishermen in E'hu township of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, began to haul in their first net oftheir work in 2019 to catchhauling in the black carp -- a popular choice for locals during the Spring Festival.

The fish is called Ganlu black carp, which literally means "sweet dew black carp" in Chinese. People living in Wuxi and neighboring areas have a tradition of have the tradition of purchasinging the fish for the most important festival in China.

The history of local fishermen farming the fish can be traced back to 1924. They are usually farmed in clean ponds and fed with snails and clams.

A five5-kilogram Ganlu black carp, according to local fishermen, eats about 150 kilograms kg of snails and clams in over four years to gain weight.

About 1.25 million kilograms kg of Ganlu black carp are expected to be caught and served to locals before the Spring Festival, according to the township's fisheries association.

Wuxi fishermen haul up nethauling in nets for Spring Festival

Fishermen in E'hu township of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, jumped into cold water to haul in black carp for the upcoming Spring Festival. [Photo by Sun Quan for China Daily]

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