Exposing the Human Impacts of China’s Distant Water Fishing Fleet


China’s distant water fishing fleet has inflicted immeasurable harm on the global community, in particular nations across the global south. The global fish stock is in decline as China amasses a distant water fishing fleet that dwarfs its competition.

The United Nations estimates that almost 90 percent of the global marine fish stocks are depleted, over exploited or fully exploited, which is largely due to the devastating fishing practices of China’s fleet.