China worries Australia

Fisheries protection is becoming a global problem.

Chinese fishing fleet a security issue for Australia

BY David Brewster

China’s fishing fleet has been at the forefront of disputes in the South China Sea, and the expansion of China’s fleet into the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean may soon create new security headaches for Australia.

In 2013, the decline of fish stocks in Chinese waters, together with China’s growing demand for protein, led Xi Jinping to urge his nation’s fishermen: “Build bigger ships and venture even farther into the oceans and catch bigger fish.”

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