China is pillaging global fisheries

Date: November 12, 2021

Source: The Seattle Times

A foreign takeover on land would garner immediate attention and outcry, but we should be just as alarmed by the national security threats that repeatedly take place out of sight on our oceans — threats to maritime boundaries, national waters and global marine resources.

What happens beyond the horizon can be out of sight and out of mind for most citizens, but I can tell you from my tenure as Secretary of the Navy and my experiences on the water, the “invisible” national security threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and China’s role in exacerbating the problem, is real, and must not be ignored.


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