“China catches 25 million metric tons of fish annually; we only catch half a million tonnes. China is the country that catches the most in the world,” Ormaza assures.
The itinerant presence of the Chinese in foreign waters has already ignited warnings in countries such as Senegal, where the Chinese catch more fish in a week than the Senegalese vessels catch in a year, according to a study published in the Frontiers in Marine Science magazine.
According to a Greenpeace study, state subsidies for some fishing companies account for a large part of their income. (I)