Xuan-de: Year 10, Month 7, Day 20
13 Aug 1435
A strict prohibition on privately going to the ocean to engage in fishing was implemented. At this time, there was a memorial noting that the followers of local powerful and intransigent persons (豪頑) were privately manufacturing ships and going to the ocean to catch fish and that there was a fear that they would lead the Japanese pirates ashore. The Auxiliary Ministry of Revenue noted: "The sea routes must now be guarded. The three offices of Zhe-jiang should be ordered to instruct the coastal guards and battalions to strictly enforce the prohibition. Those who dare to privately engage in fishing and those who allow them to do so should all be punished for their offences." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 22, page 141