Blomeyer & Sanz has finalised a study for the European Parliament on the impact of China on world fisheries
Blomeyer & Sanz has conducted a study on the ‘Role and impact of China on world fisheries and aquaculture’ for the European Parliament Committee on Fisheries. The study reviewed China’s mariculture and marine fisheries with emphasis on the operations of its Distant Water Fleets (DWF). China’s DWF are analysed with some emphasis on the subsidies they receive from their government, their Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated catches and practices, the challenges they represent to international agreements, and to competing fleets from the EU. The trade of Chinese fishery and mariculture products is also analysed. The study suggests a series of recommendations focusing on how to best protect the EU against unfair global competition practices. The full study is available here.