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Special 197 Protection of Fishery Resources Postage Stamps (1983)

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Stamp SN D197
Stamp Name Special 197 Protection of Fishery Resources Postage Stamps (1983)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Fish, Environmental Protection
Issue date 1983-08-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Back
Perforation 13 1/2



   The fishery industy, playing an essential part in people's lives, is an important economic resource of this country. To direct public attention to the significance of our fishery resources, this Directorate released a set of two stamps. The 2.00 stamp takes Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskal) as the main design, with a close-up view in the upper right corner that shows the cultivation of fish in an inshore area. The 18.00 stamp depicts Saurida undosquamis (Richardson) complete with a fishing net of larger mesh. This illustration encourages fishermen to leave young fish so that they can multiply.

  The stamps were based on the idea given by Professor Shen Shih-chieh of Zoology Department, National Taiwan University.