SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community Home 
Home Recent Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register


 Moderated by: Trophy, Emperor
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
New study on Chinese Illegal fishing.  Rate Topic 
 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2022 04:28 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
Dr halibut hoffman
Moderator


Joined: Wed Sep 16th, 2009
Location: Cape, South Africa
Posts: 2846
Equipment: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...
Best Catch: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...145cm FL Leervis released (Shore), 80kg+ yellowfin (Boat). 83cm Cracker. ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kranse en diepsee!
Boat: 15' Skicraft cat.Canoe. Crew on Buttcats.
Club: Ike jime,no club
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
"The ever-widening net: Mapping the scale, nature and corporate structures of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by the Chinese distant-water fleetThis report presents a comprehensive analysis of China’s vast, opaque and, at times illegal global fisheries footprint, with the specific aim of informing appropriate and effective responses by fisheries decision-makers in China and globally."



https://ejfoundation.org/reports/the-ever-widening-net-mapping-the-scale-nature-and-corporate-structures-of-illegal-unreported-and-unregulated-fishing-by-the-chinese-distant-water-fleet
https://ejfoundation.org/resources/downloads/The-Ever-Widening-Net-2022-final.pdf

For anyone that is interested..As far as I know the only reason also that they are in the atlantic africa is they got kicked out of east africa by the pirates..our tuna stock owes those pirates dearly, last few years yellowfin been good!!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2022 07:39 pm
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Dr halibut hoffman
Moderator


Joined: Wed Sep 16th, 2009
Location: Cape, South Africa
Posts: 2846
Equipment: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...
Best Catch: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...145cm FL Leervis released (Shore), 80kg+ yellowfin (Boat). 83cm Cracker. ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kranse en diepsee!
Boat: 15' Skicraft cat.Canoe. Crew on Buttcats.
Club: Ike jime,no club
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
To coastal states:

"Phase out the use of industrial bottom trawling gear
given its widely-acknowledged negative ecological
impacts in inshore areas, so as to preserve vital
ecosystems and the biodiversity that inhabits them."

I hope someone in china reads this, well written report and it shows what we have been saying all these years about the Chinese raping the ocean and it seems abusing their fishermen, you can't even call it racist or nationist, as a bunch of the offending companies are state owned or the state has shares, as well it owns a fair chunk of the supply chain. I hope someone in DAFF reads this...

We give out licences for inshore bottom trawling to our own..and those in power have shares no doubt. And it is internationally acknowledged to be an old destructive method of fishing that must be phased out, when are we going to come to the party...I guess with those in power owning shares in the fishing companies and the previous president bust taking 2 million rand bribe himself from chinese perlie poachers (although he only got 1 bar out in the end and felt shortchanged...can't script this s#it in SA!), so although I hope for change I aint holding my breath and carry on fishing sustainably by choice as one more who doesn't just is an extra nail in the coffin...anyway I'm not going hungry tonight, the sea looks after me. But also if it wasn't for those wonderful pirates in Somalia, my freezer would be half as full..God Bless them for saving our tuna...

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2022 06:44 am
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
Fly-aholic
Member
 

Joined: Tue Dec 13th, 2011
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 545
Equipment: Explorer reel, Stealth Magnum+ rod and scientific anglers fly line
Best Catch: Skipjack, 900mm
Favorite Fishing Spot: Swartkops river
Boat: NA
Club: No
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Hi Doc,

I also watched a program called Trafficked on National Geographic, hosted by Mariana van Zeller. She focused on black market fishing and primarily the Chinese and Spanish illegal fishing industries, specifically but limited to West Africa.

As she mentioned, it is the largest poaching operation globally. These fleets target either traditionally corrupt countries or countries unable to defend their marine systems.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2022 06:37 am
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
Dr halibut hoffman
Moderator


Joined: Wed Sep 16th, 2009
Location: Cape, South Africa
Posts: 2846
Equipment: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...
Best Catch: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...145cm FL Leervis released (Shore), 80kg+ yellowfin (Boat). 83cm Cracker. ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kranse en diepsee!
Boat: 15' Skicraft cat.Canoe. Crew on Buttcats.
Club: Ike jime,no club
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
I see that the US navy has been in the area recently conducting operations...Illegal fishing vessels arrested and a few coke smugglers.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2022 06:47 am
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
Fly-aholic
Member
 

Joined: Tue Dec 13th, 2011
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 545
Equipment: Explorer reel, Stealth Magnum+ rod and scientific anglers fly line
Best Catch: Skipjack, 900mm
Favorite Fishing Spot: Swartkops river
Boat: NA
Club: No
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
I see that the US navy has been in the area recently conducting operations...Illegal fishing vessels arrested and a few coke smugglers.

Yes, this is a global problem and needs to be addressed as such. Although it cannot be expected for other countries to continuously support as those 'support costs' are not 'offered' for free either.
Better of the two Evils?

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  


Current time is 09:08 pm  
SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community > General Angling Topics > Conservation - Marine, Coastal & Riverine > New study on Chinese Illegal fishing. Top