Cooperation needed to tackle fisheries subsidies

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In July 2016, an arbitral tribunal established that China — through failing to exercise due diligence in preventing Chinese-flagged vessels fishing in various locations in the South China Sea — had violated the…

  • Margaret Young
  • EastAsiaForum

China had not, the tribunal found, exhibited due regard for the Philippines’ sovereign rights with respect to fisheries in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Part 1aChina was also found to have breached provisions in the Convention relating to the protection of marine environment.

The findings are important for countries’ rights and obligations with respect to fisheries management and…

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