Skip to comments.Red Chinese overseas fishing massively under-reported
Posted on 04/19/2013 9:56:16 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
China is massively under-reporting its overseas fishing catch according to a study by Canadas University of British Columbia. From 2000 to 2011, Beijing reported an average overseas catch of 368,000 tons a year to the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization. According to the report, however, the average catch for 2000-11 was actually 4.6 million tons a year more than 12 times the reported figure. Of that total, 2.9 million tons of fish a year came from West Africa. The unreported catch is crippling the artisanal fisheries that help to feed West African populations. It shows the extent of the looting of Africa, where so many people depend on seafood for basic protein, Daniel Pauly, who led the study, told Nature Magazine. Chinese fishing contracts with African countries are often secret and Chinese companies operate some vessels flying local flags. The researchers estimate that at least 900 Chinese fishing vessels were operating in 93 countries worldwide, 345 alone in West Africa.
WHat???? China lying??? No way!!!!
Should have allowed MacArthur to drag Mao and Kim to GTMO in chains back in the 50s.
Not to worry. There’s plenty of fish in the ocean.
you don’t think that it’s possible to overfish something?
tell that to the whales.
why the heck do you think every restaurant and grocery store serves/sells tilapia now?
locusts gotta do what locusts gotta do
Naah, could never happen. They only eat every living thing under the sun.
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