This article examines China’s legislation on distant water fishing as a flag State, which has significant impact on the conservation of marine living resources in the world ocean. After briefly discussing internal and external pressures that the Chinese authorities are facing, the article provides an overview of the latest series of regulations for China’s distant water fishing fleet. It pays particular attention to the adoption of and compliance with the 2020 Rules on the Management of Distant Water Fishing.
- distant water fishing
- Distant water fishing