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China Forces Japanese Fishing Boats Out of Japan’s Waters

Japan’s Fisheries Agency has advised Japanese fishing boats to avoid certain areas within Japan’s own exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and operate elsewhere after thousands of Chinese fishing boats ignored Tokyo’s previous warnings in recent weeks to exit the country’s waters.

Fishing boats are moored at a fishing port in Katsuura city in Chiba prefecture on July 15, 2008. some 200,000 fishing boats canceled their trips for one day to urge the government for help to ease the impact of the fuel price hikes. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit …

Report: Chinese Fishermen Illegally Plundering Galápagos Islands

A marine conservation group published an analysis on Wednesday revealing that an armada of Chinese fishing vessels carried out more than 73,000 hours of illegal fishing in the Galápagos between July and August, pulling thousands of tonnes of squid and fish up in the process.

A squid swims underwater off the shore of the coastal city of Qalamun, north of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP) (Photo credit should read IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP via Getty Images)

US Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife.

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