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THE WORLD’S MARINE RESOURCES ARE BEING HARMED BY CHINA’S RELENTLESS ILLEGAL FISHING

17 March 2022
Own staff
China’s overfishing and illegal fishing are wreaking havoc on the world’s marine resources and livelihoods.
According to the International Forum For Right And Security’s recent report, “Sink or Swim: The Future of Fisheries in the East and South China Seas,” overexploitation of marine resources will result in irreversible economic and biological losses (IFFRAS).
In the 2021 IUU Fishing Index, which maps illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in 152 coastal countries, China was the biggest offender. Chinese ships can be found all over the globe.
The large vessels not only catch illegally and overexploit marine resources, but they also leave a small number of fish for local boats after scooping up a large haul of fish. According to IFFRAS, China’s problem of remote water overfishing has spread to the Pacific, South America, and Western Africa.

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