(07:04:2021) The court case asks the National State to take preventive measures in order to put an end to the very serious damage caused by this predatory activity, developed for years by industrial fleets.
Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (EFE)
A non-governmental organization said on Tuesday that it filed an appeal before the Argentine Supreme Court to order the national State to adopt the necessary measures to stop “illegal and predatory” fishing in the Argentina’s exclusive economic zone in Atlantic waters.
Mar 23, 2021 : The U.S. should consider leading a multilateral coalition with South American nations to push back against China’s illegal fishing and trade practices, a U.S. intelligence agency has recommended in a document obtained by Axios.
Why it matters: China’s illegal fishing industry is the largest in the world. Beijing has made distant-water fishing a geopolitical priority, viewing private Chinese fishing fleets as a way to extend state power far beyond its coasts.
Teeth are easily caught on fishing nets, and saws are routinely sold for novelty, medicine and as spurs for cockfighting
An alarming new study examining sawfish records has found that these shark-like rays have been lost in half of the world’s coastal waters and are on course to be wiped out, predominantly due to overfishing.