China Concerned Over Japanese-Taiwanese Fishery Agreement

Japan and Taiwan concluded a long-awaited fisheries agreement Wednesday in Taipei after officials from both sides formally resumed negotiations for the first time in four years. The deal will allow Taiwanese trawlers to operate in part of Japan’s exclusive economic zone near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, sources close to the

Chinese Fishing Boats Underreport Catch from West African Waters

Chinese fishing boats catch about 4.6 million tons of fish in foreign waters each year – a haul worth about US$11.5 billion – and substantially under-report their netted take, according to findings by overseas researchers. The study, called “China’s distant-water fisheries in the 21st century”, was funded by the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee and conducted