Xiamen releases five-year marine economy plan

  Officials last week announced the official publication of Xiamen's newest five-year plan for the development of the city's marine economy.

  The agenda includes calls for the marine industry's total output value to account for more than 30 percent of the city's total GDP by 2025. Future forecasts call for the industry to account for more than 35 percent of overall GDP by 2035.

  The plan calls for Xiamen to be home to marine industrial parks in Haicang, Tongji and Xiangan.

  Economic development belts dedicated to the marine industry are set for Haicang Bay, Maluan Bay, Tongan Bay and Round- the -Island areas.

  Both the Gaoqi and Oucou fishing ports are central to the plan, as is the Xiamen Marine High-Tech Industrial Park.