Paper Alleges Chinese Fishing Vessels Catch 12x More than is Reported to the FAO

“China is such a powerful player in the UN … that China can basically tell (the FAO) to mind its own business and it doesn’t have to or feel compelled to accurately, or as accurately as possible, report on its data.” -Dirk Zeller, co-author of the University of British Columbia study suggesting Chinese fishing vessels catch about 12 times more than is reported to the FAO

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About Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is a freelance writer who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Mongabay, Discover Magazine, Ocean Geographic and Coral Magazine. He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.
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