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China Protests Illegal Fishing Accusations

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China is furiously protesting claims that its distant water fishing fleets are involved in rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in waters as far away as South America.

This follows a report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) that gave China, Russia, and Mexico negative certifications for IUU fishing and singled out China and Taiwan for using forced labor in their fishing operations.

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