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Illegal Fishing, Human Rights Abuses Rampant Aboard China’s Distant Fishing Trawlers in SE Asia and Africa, Says NGO

There are new allegations of widespread environmental abuses and human rights violations committed by crews aboard China’s distant water fishing fleet operating in Southeast Asia and West Africa in particular.

A new report by the UK-based NGO Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) that will be released later this week showcases the lack of effective oversight by the Chinese government and the gross inadequacy of maritime regulators in many developing countries.

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