Tuesday, April 30, 2024

China Contributes to West African Fishery Crisis

 The Maritime Executive published on 9 April 2024 an article titled "Chinese Trawlers and Warming Waters Fuel West Africa Fishing Crisis" by Robert Paarlberg.

Fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the West African coast have declined significantly over the past three decades and put the livelihoods of these people in jeopardy.  There are multiple reasons for this situation: climate change, illegal fishing by Chinese long-distance trawlers, and too many African canoes in the water.