GLOBAL IMPACT OF ILLEGAL FISHING AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN CHINA’S VAST DISTANT WATER FISHING FLEET REVEALED

On 7 April, an article in Homeland Security Today was concerned with a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation,­ which cross-references data from the Chinese government with illegal fishing records and testimony from crew.  Illegal fishing is rife among the fleet, together with shark-finning.  As well as offences carried out at sea, the report examines the corporations involved in these infringements – mapping the complex onshore corporate structures of the fleet.  In Ghana, for instance, at least 90% of the nation’s industrial trawl fleet is suspected to be owned by Chinese corporations who use local ‘front’ companies.

https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/maritime-security/global-impact-of-illegal-fishing-and-human-rights-abuse-in-chinas-vast-distant-water-fleet-revealed/

https://ejfoundation.org/news-media/global-impact-of-illegal-fishing-and-human-rights-abuse-in-chinas-vast-distant-water-fleet-revealed-2

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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