Joint action urged to protect fishing areas
A report by the Stimson Center in Washington emphasizes the need for collaboration between West African countries and China to address overfishing in the Gulf of Guinea and promote sustainable fisheries. The report highlights threats posed by illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, pollution, and overfishing in the region, stressing the importance of coordinated management, scientific collaboration, and transparency in fisheries governance. The report proposes 15 recommendations, including regular communication between China's Agriculture Ministry and West African fisheries authorities and engagement of local communities in decision-making processes to ensure sustainable fisheries and environmental security.
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