Hoocoodanode that China would under-report their fishing by a factor of 12 for the past 11 years. (original study [pdf])
“China is not alone in this,” [fisheries scientist] Zeller said. “Basically, every country in the world underreports its catch.”
He argued that this relates directly to problems of overfishing and the depletion of fish stocks “at the most fundamental level.”
“If we don’t know how much we are actually taking, how can we ever figure out what is sustainable?” Zeller asked. “Countries need to be more transparent and more accountable about their activities.”
The reason the area
east west of Africa is so big on the map is that the governments there are ineffectual and corrupt, and that’s the one place where lots of fish are left (but, obviously, not for long).