The marine industry in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, is expected to generate 371.1 billion yuan ($53.46 billion) in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 10.2 percent.
The data was released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Natural Resources at a meeting in Xiamen to promote the development of China's marine economy.
Huang Qiang, executive vice-mayor of the city, said at the meeting that Xiamen has worked to develop its marine industry over the past few years.
Huang noted that the marine industry in the city has made remarkable achievements in innovative development, ecological protection, and natural disaster prevention and reduction.
The above efforts have laid a solid foundation for Xiamen to grow into a scenic and international coastal city, Huang said.
Guo Lanfeng, a senior official from the National Development and Reform Commission, spoke highly of Xiamen's achievements in developing its marine economy.
He expressed the hope that coastal provinces would increase their exchanges and cooperation to ensure the high-quality development of marine economy in China.
He also stressed the importance of marine technology, sustainable marine ecological environments, and the participation of global marine management in developing the industry.
The gross ocean product in China rose 6.3 percent to nearly 6.4 trillion yuan ($909.1 billion) in the first three quarters of 2019.