In recent days, the pop-up “fish market” spontaneously organized by local fishermen and residents at Lanxi Nanmen Wetland Fish Wharf has been crowded. The fishermen fish at night and sell their catches at the wharf early in the morning, and residents nearby come to the wharf every day for a taste of fresh fish.
Lanxi is located at the confluence of the Wu, Qu, and Lan Rivers. As a result, this place has teemed with fish, shrimp, and crabs since ancient times. According to the latest resource survey, 66 fish species from 12 families frequent these waters. Lanxi is also one of the major places in Zhejiang for freshwater fish. (Text and photo by Hu Xiaofei, translated by Li Ziyi, edited by Kendra Fiddler)