Concerns about Chinese vessels overfishing on the high seas growing amidst AUKUS row

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Amid concerns about China’s aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea, sources claim there is rising concern about Chinese vessels engaged in high-seas overfishing. Last year, several hundred Chinese fishing trawlers were spotted in the Galapagos Islands, with the vessels apparently traveling hundreds of miles each year in search of squid. There have also been… Continue reading Concerns about Chinese vessels overfishing on the high seas growing amidst AUKUS row

France, South Pacific nations will join forces to tackle ‘predatory’ fishing as China’s reach expands

As China widens its marine reach, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that France and South Pacific nations will establish a South Pacific coastguard network to combat “predatory” behavior, which an aide claimed was aimed at illicit fishing. To offset China’s influence, the US and its allies, notably France, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand,… Continue reading France, South Pacific nations will join forces to tackle ‘predatory’ fishing as China’s reach expands