Fisheries employ 500,000 people in the west African nation’s approximately 8 million population, account for 12% of the GDP, and provide 80 percent of the population’s protein.
That their catch is fast diminishing places they blame completely on foreign fleets. Chinese vessels control over 40% of industrial licenses; despite being legal, locals claim they under-declare their catch, and contribute little to the local economy.
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And like always our hint, that many of the Chinese people are great and peace-loving but Chinese President Xi Jinping is not.