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    Cases of Vietnamese Caught Fishing in Foreign Waters on The Rise: Report

    Intrusions by Vietnamese fishermen into ocean areas claimed by other countries have climbed dramatically during the last five years, with thousands of fishermen arrested and held by neighboring states, according to a Vietnamese government report.

    Covering the period 2011 to 2016, the report released on Tuesday by the Standing Committee of Vietnamís National Assembly to assembly delegates detailed more than 1,000 separate cases in which nearly 14,000 Vietnamese nationals had been seized.

    Areas in which their boats had been captured included the national waters of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and several Pacific Island nations, the report said.

    At the same time, illegal fishing by Chinese vessels in Vietnamese waters is also on the rise, Vietnamís General Department of Fisheries announced on Dec. 5.

    In 2015, Chinese boats observed fishing in waters claimed by Vietnam numbered around 5,200, while last year the number climbed to more than 15,000, the Department said.

    On Nov. 29, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte released five Vietnamese fishermen detained two months earlier for suspected poaching, as he assured Hanoi that bilateral ties were ďvery strongĒ despite frequent territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    The fishermen were arrested in September off Cape Bolinao in the northern Philippines.

    Duterte apologized while bidding the fishermen farewell during a ceremonial send-off as they left the Philippines to return to Vietnam.

    In November last year, Duterte also freed 17 Vietnamese fishermen who had spent two months in detention after Coast Guard officials took them into custody on charges of poaching in Philippine waters.

    The Philippines and Vietnam are among six nations that have territorial claims in the South China Sea. The others are Brunei, China, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

    Fishermen from claimant nations have often been arrested for straying too close to each otherís shores, fueling tensions and complicating the territorial conflict.

    Cases of Vietnamese Caught Fishing in Foreign Waters on The Rise: Report

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    No wonder they have to go elsewhere to fish when those thieving Chinese locusts have probably decimated their fish stocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    No wonder they have to go elsewhere to fish when those thieving Chinese locusts have probably decimated their fish stocks.

    They would be the least populations that have nearly depleted the world's seas stock.
    Do some real research and the truth will set you free -

    The real evil in the world in right under your nose, yet, instinctively you [and most others of your ilk] don't want to recognize as such.

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    Spain?

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    I suspect the "fishermen" are government agents just testing it's neighbours response. Maybe their GPS systems have been hacked (by who), or they don't have GPS.

    Whatever the true reason I'm sure the Chinese Communist Government will raise it's hand and tell everyone it's a win/win situation to be applauded rather than dismissed.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post

    At the same time, illegal fishing by Chinese vessels in Vietnamese waters is also on the rise.

    In 2015, Chinese boats observed fishing in waters claimed by Vietnam numbered around 5,200, while last year the number climbed to more than 15,000, the Department said.
    With the depletion of fish in the Mekong due to dams, Vietnamese fishermen are going to become even more frantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    They would be the least populations that have nearly depleted the world's seas stock.
    Do some real research and the truth will set you free -

    The real evil in the world in right under your nose, yet, instinctively you [and most others of your ilk] don't want to recognize as such.
    You're a thick fucker, eh Jeff?

    You haven't got a fucking clue about anything really.

    Having depleted the seas close to home, Chinese fishermen are sailing farther to exploit the waters of other countries, their journeys often subsidized by a government more concerned with domestic unemployment and food security than the health of the world’s oceans and the countries that depend on them.

    Increasingly, China’s growing armada of distant-water fishing vessels is heading to the waters of West Africa, drawn by corruption and weak enforcement by local governments. West Africa, experts say, now provides the vast majority of the fish caught by China’s distant-water fleet. And by some estimates, as many as two-thirds of those boats engage in fishing that contravenes international or national laws.

    China’s distant-water fishing fleet has grown to nearly 2,600 vessels (the United States has fewer than one-tenth as many), with 400 boats coming into service between 2014 and 2016 alone. Most of the Chinese ships are so large that they scoop up as many fish in one week as Senegalese boats catch in a year, costing West African economies $2 billion a year, according to a new study published by the journal
    Frontiers in Marine Science.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/w...the-brink.html

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    Still, at least someone is prepared to stand up to these parasites.


    Twenty Chinese crewmembers have been sentenced to jail and handed a $5.9m (£4.6m) fine for illegally fishing off the Galapagos Islands, where they were caught by Ecuadorean officials with 6,600 sharks aboard.
    The Chinese-flagged ship Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was apprehended with 300 tonnes of of near-extinct or endangered species, including hammerhead sharks.
    Chinese poachers caught off Galapagos Islands with thousands of endangered sharks sentenced to prison | The Independent

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    Like I said, fucking locusts.

    They have 20% of the worlds population and consume a third of its fish.

    Which in a way is good, because it means the c u n ts will starve first when they've emptied the seas.

    When it comes to global fishing operations, China is the indisputable king of the sea. It is the world’s biggest seafood exporter, and its population accounts for more than a third of all fish consumption worldwide, a figure growing by 6 percent a year.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/w...the-brink.html

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    The rape and pillaging of our oceans is what the Chinese do best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Like I said, fucking locusts.

    They have 20% of the worlds population and consume a third of its fish.

    Which in a way is good, because it means the c u n ts will starve first when they've emptied the seas.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/w...the-brink.html
    Buy shares in fish then?

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    Tesco to remove some John West tuna from the shelves because of sustainability concerns

    Some 20% of John West products in Tesco are being withdrawn after the review from the retailer


    Waitrose has also recently promised that unless John West meets the supermarket’s sustainability criteria its products will be removed Rex Tesco is to remove some John West tuna products from the shelves after the company failed to meet the retailer’s sustainability standards.
    Since 2012, the supermarket has vowed to use only pole and line caught tuna, a more sustainable fishing method, which minimises the risk to species.
    The supermarket said it had to delist a number of core John West tuna by the end of July after a review of the brand.

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    John West tuna may not be as environmentally friendly as you think



    “We wanted to take our commitments on quality sustainable tuna further, and earlier this year we announced we would take steps to make sure all the tuna on our shelves – including branded tuna products – met our requirements,” Tim Smith, Tesco’s group quality director, said.
    “We have now completed our review, and as a result have decided to de-list a number of core John West lines with effect from the end of July,“ he added.
    “John West were not able to keep the promise of meeting our standards soon enough,” spokesmen for Tesco told the Independent.
    Smith said Tesco will still be selling some of John West’s products.
    “We are working with John West on a plan for these remaining lines to be converted to sustainable tuna sources as soon as possible,” Smith said.
    John West confirmed 20 per cent of products in Tesco are being withdrawn after the review from the retailer.
    “Tesco’s review of the fish products it stocks, which has resulted in approximately 20 per cent of the John West range being withdrawn, was driven by commercial negotiations as much as sustainability considerations,” a spokesman for John West told the Times.


    “Indeed, six John West salmon products which are being withdrawn are fully Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified and meet all of Tesco’s sustainability requirements. Tesco remains an important retail partner for John West and we share its aspiration to increase the level of sustainable seafood available to consumers,” he added.
    In response to John West statement, the MSC told the Independent that none of John West products carry their label.
    “Products need to bear the MSC eco label on pack in order for a company to claim their product is from a certified fishery. This demonstrates the fishery and the entire supply chain has been independently certified. None of John West’s salmon products carry the MSC label,” said Toby Middleton, MSC programme director, North East Atlantic.
    The Independent has contacted John West for additional comment.
    In April, Tesco warned John West it would remove the brand from its stores unless it stopped using destructive fishing practices.
    Tesco to remove some John West tuna from the shelves because of sustainability concerns | The Independent

    Maybe someone will come up with some fishy equivalent of bitcoin?

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