Friday, May 8, 2015

Chinese Fishing Practices under Fire in West Africa

Greenpeace published in May 2015 a report titled "Scam on the African Coast: The Hidden Face of Chinese and Joint-venture Vessels Tonnage Fraud in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea." 

The report exposes how China's biggest distant water fishing company, the China National Fisheries Corporation, and other Chinese companies, under-declare the gross tonnage of their fishing vessels, whether Chinese flagged or owned and operated under other flags through joint ventures, and jeopardize the sustainable and equitable exploitation of West African marine resources.  The report is based mainly on data collected in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea.

A French-language copy of the  report is also available.

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