“Chinese agreements are generally the most private and secretive and are often only known to a few individuals within a host country’s ministry,” says the report.
propaganda press has confirmed that the Chinese triads already have their fish licenses in hand thanks to bharrat jagdeo & co. another outfit operating out of Trinidad and Tobago were granted an undisclosed amount of licenses to fish in Guyana waters flying Guyana flags. those licenses were signed by negroe prime minister Samuel hings for a fee of $15,000US each
the guardian in april carried an excellent story on the raping of Africa by Chinese fishermen. Chinese fishing fleet in African waters reports 9% of catch to UN
Just 9% of the millions of tonnes of fish caught by China‘s giant fishing fleet in African and other international waters is officially reported to the UN
…gross misrepresentation of the official Chinese catch suggests that many countries are being systematically cheated, leaving them unable to devise effective management plans to conserve stocks. The long term implications for food security could be severe because many millions of people in developing countries depend on fish both for their livelihoods and for their diets.
…China’s “distant water” fleet of 3,400 vessels catches 4.1m tonnes of fish every year, worth $11.5bn, from the coastal waters of 93 countries. But the Chinese government, says the report, tells the UNFAO that its vessels only took an average of 368,000 tonnes a year from 2000-2011
..The FAO spokesman said the estimated 3m tonne take by China off west Africa was on the same scale as the total catch of all 22 west African coastal states and 38 foreign nations fishing in the region in combined.
Fishing industry raises concerns over proposed Chinese fishing licences
September 28, 2013 | By KNews | Filed Under News
Concerns are heightening among members of the fishing and trawler industry about plans being considered by Government to grant a large number of deep sea fishing permits to the Chinese despite requests being made for locals to reduce fleet numbers.
Officials say that the proposals are being considered by authorities to the chagrin and consternation of the local sector. Kaieteur News was told by some concerned maritime operators that a decision is impending on whether some 40 licenses should be granted to the Chinese by the Agriculture Ministry.
They argue, however, that this is within a period when local sea operators are being urged to reduce fleet numbers because of dwindling stocks and a growing need for more protection in the fishing industry. In 2010, an overhaul of the industry was suggested with the aim to reduce the number of operating trawlers by January 1, 2011.
Members of the Guyana Association of Trawler Owners and Seafood Processors (GATOSP) were further considering a proposal that could reduce its fleet of fishing vessels by at least 20 per cent.
The fishermen see the move to issue foreign licenses as a slap in the face as they were working with the government to meet their concerns about excess fishing and diminishing resources. One operator said that if the licences are granted that could mean negative impact for local producers.
He suggested that, “Like in other parts of the world, they could set up a mother ship which processes the fish right there on the boat.” The operator said that the licensed boats would perform the ground task of catching the fish while the mother ship, equipped with workers and the relevance equipment clean and process the fish before shipment.
The 20 percent reduction has been in effect for little over two years, but Kaieteur News was told that a report from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), which Guyana is part of, is to be presented on the current state of the fishing industry and the concept of depleting resources.
Leslie Ramalho, President of GATOSP, said that he is aware of the matter. He said that he will however seek clarification on the issue from the relevant officials.
Efforts to contact Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy proved futile.
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