Gallery: Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Repor...


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A new report published by scientists at the University of British Columbia finds that Chinese fishing boats catch about $11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond Chinese waters each year, and much of that haul goes unreported. If these latest estimates are correct, then Chinese fishermen are harvesting about 12 times the amount of fish they’re reporting to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. While the numbers produced by the report are rough estimates, they raise some serious red flags about overfishing.

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