One of CEF’s research briefs about China’s distant water fishing was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek. It was written by one of our former interns (spring 2013), Katie Lebling, now a second year student at Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in China studies and energy, resources, and the environment.

Katie’s research looked at the drivers and environmental impacts of China’s distant water fishing fleet. “The most prominent problem with China’s massive distant-water fishing fleet is that a significant portion of its catch is illegal, unreported, or unregulated,” Katie wrote, “which means it’s impossible to ensure sustainable fishing practices.”

For more information on Katie’s work please click the links below:

Woodrow Wilson Center "Curbing China’s Massive – and Destructive – Distant Water Fishing Fleet"

Bloomberg Businessweek "China's Illegal Fishing Expeditions Threaten World Waters"