Saturday, May 14, 2022

Chinese Distant-Water Fishing Fleet Impacts Africa

 The Environmental Justice Foundation published on 30 March 2022 a major report titled "The Ever-Widening Net: Mapping the Scale, Nature and Corporate Structures of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing by the Chinese Distant-Water Fleet."

The report presents a comprehensive analysis of China's vast, opaque and at times illegal global fisheries footprint.  Africa accounts for 79 percent of the apparent offshore fishery projects of the Chinese distant-water fleet, threatening the future of coastal communities in countries such as Ghana.