Greenpeace Sounds Alarm Over China’s Long-Distance Fishing Fleet

Via Xinhua / Barcroft Images

Via Xinhua / Barcroft Images

China’s vast, long-distance fishing industry has expanded to more than 10 times the size of America’s and its growth is depleting fisheries and creating conflicts, according to a Greenpeace report.

From 2012 to 2014, the number of Chinese vessels involved in “distant water fishing” [DFW] – harvesting seafood on the high seas or in other countries’ waters – grew from 1,830 to 2,460.

The Chinese government is directly driving this growth by subsidising fuel costs and other expenses, according to the environmental group.

Read on at The Guardian.

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