Tide of injustice: exploitation and illegal fishing on Chinese vessels in the Southwest Indian Ocean

  • Publication Date  11-04-24
  • Type  Report

This report maps the presence and activities of the Chinese DWF in the Southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO), a region notable for its biodiversity-rich seascape, which is a lifeline to coastal communities across its shores. The findings of the report show that while couched in terms of win-win, sustainable development and collective benefits from the blue economy, the realities on board many vessels in China’s DWF are in direct contradiction of these stated aims.