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Local Chinese authorities urge fishermen not to operate around Senkakus 

Saturday’s Yomiuri reported from Beijing that fishery authorities in Fujian Province have instructed local fishermen not to operate in what they called “sensitive areas” when the fishing season starts on Aug. 16 in the East China Sea, including in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands. The daily speculated that the Chinese government may have been trying to prevent large numbers of trawlers from operating near the disputed outcrops 

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