China’s distant water fishing industry

Evolving policies and implications

Article appearing in Marine Policy, Vol. 38.

This article examines China’s distant water fishing industry, with a focus on China’s bilateral fisheries access agreements in Africa. The article argues that China largely conforms to international norms and rules on sustainable fisheries, but that challenges remain in efforts to work with China on the sustainable management of fish stocks. Developed countries contribute to China’s policies and behavior in international fisheries in both positive and negative ways.