China

China

Brianna Elliott
Published: 04/12/2013

The UBC research team submitted a proposal to the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament in 2012 to help mitigate Chinese underreporting. Among its suggestions: China pay the FAO to hire fisheries observers on Chinese vessels to ensure proper reporting, and a European university develop a research unit to focus specifically on China’s ocean affairs. The main reason? Lead researcher Daniel Pauly said it well to Nature: “We can’t assess the state of the oceans without knowing what’s being taken out of them.”  

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