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Illegal Chinese fishing fleet evades marine radar by disabling transponders close to EEZ of other countries

Chinese distant water fishing fleet (DWF) is deployed across every ocean

Between 2018 and 2019, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Salomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, and Samoa joined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii (under the USA) are the most developed countries in the region, and the presence of Chinese Trawlers in South Australia, Chinese Squid jiggers in New Zealand, and Long liners in Hawaii are a serious threat to their sovereignty, reported IJR.2 million tonnes of marine life annually, a massive 20 per cent of the world's annual catch, reported IJR.Beijing says its distant water fishing fleet numbers 2,500 ships, but multiple studies claim that it is more than 18,000 boats in the world's oceans, reported IJR.

It is often found guilty of violating the domestic laws of the respective countries and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), reported Investigative Journalism Reportika (IJR).According to the United Nations, China consumes around 36 per cent of total global fish production and hauls in 15.

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