Fishing activities

Shanghai bill lists “dos and don’ts” for riverside activities


Shanghai lawmakers are considering a law to regulate the development and management of the city’s waterfront space along the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek that calls for restrictions on certain activities.

The bill proposes to ban industrial fishing and vendors in public places along the two rivers and to restrict activities such as dog walking, recreational fishing, kite flying, barbecuing, dancing in line, roller skating and drone flying in certain areas and times.

People who violate the restrictions could be fined anywhere from 50 ($ 7.8) to 500 yuan if they refuse to correct their behavior, and those who violate the ban will be fined 100 yuan to 1,000. yuan, according to the bill.

It is also required that signs with standard foreign languages ​​be provided in the riverside space.

The bill also urges governments at all levels and different government departments to work with a concerted effort to plan and manage high-quality waterfront space and to ensure that opinions on the matter are solicited from residents. , especially people who live in residential complexes and work in businesses along rivers.

Public space facilities along rivers must be accessible to the elderly and disabled and meet the needs of fire safety, first aid and emergency relief, according to the bill.

In total, 42 kilometers from the Suzhou Creek shore and 45 kilometers from the Huangpu River shore, mainly in downtown areas, have been made accessible to the public, and more are underway.

People can walk or jog along the two longest rivers in the city while taking in the views. Sports facilities are also available in parts of the river.