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Dalian welcomes the World Ocean Day and organizes various activities

June 8 of 2017 marks the 10th “National Marine Publicity Day” and the 9th “World Ocean Day” with the theme of “heading for blue ocean”. The Municipal Marine and Fishery Bureau, National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, Dalian Ocean University and Dalian Maritime University jointly organized a series of activities including the first marine culture festival, selection of Dalian ocean image ambassador, marine knowledge contest, etc.

Since the “12th Five-Year Plan”, the added value of marine economy accounts for 14% of Dalian’s GDP. Such projects were launched as Vegetation rehabilitation, beach reinforcement and beach regulation with the total financial fund of more than 0.51 billion yuan. The rehabilitation project of islands and seas has achieved initial results. In 2017, Lingshui Bay and Guanglu Island of Dalian acquired the capital support of 0.4 billion yuan relying on the project of National Blue Bay Campaign and are now under construction.