15 min

1986 Ep1: China, Fish, and Oceans Sustainable Asia

    • Society & Culture

In 1986, China passed its Fisheries Law, privatising fishing vessels and unleashing a massive expansion in the fleet. Today one in four fishing vessels in the world are Chinese. Most are fishing off China’s coast, leading to a significant problem with overfishing. But the oceans, and the resources they hold, are shared by everyone. How is China dealing with overfishing and how does that impact global fishing on the high seas?

Guests:
Margot Stiles, OCEANA
Dr. Yvonne Sadovy, HKU
John Mimikakis, EDF

In 1986, China passed its Fisheries Law, privatising fishing vessels and unleashing a massive expansion in the fleet. Today one in four fishing vessels in the world are Chinese. Most are fishing off China’s coast, leading to a significant problem with overfishing. But the oceans, and the resources they hold, are shared by everyone. How is China dealing with overfishing and how does that impact global fishing on the high seas?

Guests:
Margot Stiles, OCEANA
Dr. Yvonne Sadovy, HKU
John Mimikakis, EDF

15 min

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