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Three New Chinese Trawlers Are on Their Way to Africa as Part of a Global Expansion of China’s Distant Fishing Fleet


China’s notorious distant fishing fleet appears to be undertaking a major global expansion, particularly into Africa’s already over-fished waters.

The issue is sparking disputes between China and countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, where some leaders are now publicly challenging the presence of the fleet in their territorial waters.

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