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Aug. 5, 2011, 7:28 a.m.
Fishermen load their first haul of fish since the ending of the annual summer fishing ban in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China on Aug. 1.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Battling overfishing

Fishermen sort through a haul of fish on Aug. 1 — their first haul since the annual summer fishing ban ended — in Shenzhen, part of China's Guangdong province.

A three-month summer fishing ban that had been in place for the South China Sea to reduce stress on the area's fish populations was lifted on Aug. 1.