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Conservation Needs to Get Back on the China-Africa Agenda


China appears to be launching a significant expansion of its distant water fishing fleet around the world and most notably in Africa.

Six supertrawlers are already docked in Liberia and three new vessels are now on their way to Morocco to join dozens, if not hundreds of other ships that have been operating in a legal grey area in West Africa. National governments in the region will have to become more assertive in pushing back against the Chinese or else risk their already diminished maritime resources become further decimated.

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