Chinese paddlefish officially extinct (Baijiu): “Like a giant species of the Yangtze River, Baijiu is like a tiger in the mountains. Baijiu eats live fish and feeds on fish. The Yangtze River has no fish, so Baijiu will be difficult to survive.” Wei Qiwei said. ( Corresponding author of the paper: Dr. Wei Qiwei, chief scientist and researcher of the Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, )
As said in the paper that the “Chinese king of freshwater fish”, the Yangtze River Baiji, has been extinct from 2005 to 2010. “The news should be announced earlier.” Wei Qiwei told the Beijing News reporter.
Chinese paddlefish is a species of the same age as the dinosaurs. It is seven meters long and is called a water tiger.
Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced the implementation of the 10-year fishing ban on the Yangtze River from January 1, 2020.
Whisper: The cause of extinction is severe water pollution. As China’s mother river, the Yangtze River is already fishless.