Watch: How China Is Stripping The Ocean Of Its Precious Marine Life

Massive fishing nets being dragged on seafloors are destroying precious marine life.

Sohil Nikam

August 18, 2020

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China is one of the world’s biggest culprits when it comes to using massive fishing nets on seafloors that are destroying precious marine life – right from the Persian Gulf to as far as the volcanic Galapagos Islands in the Pacific, and even the Ecuadorian Province. Just last month, Ecuadorian President, Lenín Moreno had pledged to protect the sea from the Chinese after a 300-strong Chinese fishing fleet had apparently found trespassing. Two days later, the US Southern Command sounded another alert.

This fishing problem also gets widely reported from the South China Sea, where Chinese fishing vessels often get into conflict with boats belonging to South Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia. China loves seafood and its consumption on the mainland makes up the world’s third, but seas around the country have little resources left, which is why ships are usually seen treading outside waters in search of precious catch. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, China is expected to account for 38% of the global marine catch by 2030.

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