Title

Fish and Ships: Chinese Fishing and Europe's Indo-Pacific Strategy

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU fishing, indo-pacific, ocean governance, fishing fleets, China, Europe, geopolitical gains, geo-economic interests

Description

-The fisheries sector has become a central geopolitical issue in the Indo-Pacific. -China is a major cause of the problems in the industry, thanks to the size of its fleet and the tonnage of its captures. -China also contributes to the erosion of ocean governance through its participation in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. -Beijing instrumentalises its fishing fleet for geopolitical gain, as evidenced by its policy on the South China Sea. -These predatory fishing activities threaten Europe’s geopolitical and geo-economic interests, as well as its attempts to protect marine biodiversity. -Europe cannot be a bystander on the issue; it should develop a more proactive policy on fisheries

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Fish and Ships: Chinese Fishing and Europe's Indo-Pacific Strategy

-The fisheries sector has become a central geopolitical issue in the Indo-Pacific. -China is a major cause of the problems in the industry, thanks to the size of its fleet and the tonnage of its captures. -China also contributes to the erosion of ocean governance through its participation in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. -Beijing instrumentalises its fishing fleet for geopolitical gain, as evidenced by its policy on the South China Sea. -These predatory fishing activities threaten Europe’s geopolitical and geo-economic interests, as well as its attempts to protect marine biodiversity. -Europe cannot be a bystander on the issue; it should develop a more proactive policy on fisheries