mandag 7. januar 2019

Illegal Chinese Fishing in South American Waters Angers Nations

Chinese fishermen are damaging the livelihoods of South Americans through large-scale illegal fishing. The fishermen have been visible in the Pacific Ocean for several years, and there’s nothing illegal about their fishing in international waters.

But according to Evan Ellis, an American expert on such matters, many of the fishermen have now begun entering several South American nations’ Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and that is illegal. An EEZ extends 200 nautical miles from the shore under rules set down by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Countries have the rights over the resources within their EEZs.