Monday, May 27, 2013
China, Stop Raping the Planet's Seas
Apart from being a voracious burglar, China is also a big liar. China has been under-reporting what it’s taking from the world’s seas.
The number it presented to the UN Food and Agriculuture Organization over the last decade was 368,000 tonnes annually. A recent European Parliament report puts the number at 4.6 million tonnes—around 12.5 times more than what China reported.
And Africa is the main harvesting field for chinese fishermen. Africa loses 3.1 million tonnes of aquatic products annually—and up to 2.5 million tonnes of that is likely to be illegal.
China, stop raping the planet's seas.