Mapping the extent of Chinese ownership and its linkages in Sierra Leone's trawl sector

  • Publication Date  18-09-23
  • Type  Report

This briefing provides an overview of the fleet of Chinese-flagged or owned fishing vessels operating in Sierra Leone. It explores the prevalence of Chinese-owned trawlers and supporting fleets in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the extent to which these vessels, and/or their owners, have a history of IUU fishing.