Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Join Forces to Combat Massive China Fishing Fleets

The South American quartet said they would boost “cooperation and real-time exchange of information” to highlight illegal fishing off their coasts.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four South American countries joined forces this week in a bid to combat illegal fishing by huge Chinese fleets off their coasts. Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru threatened measures “to prevent, discourage and jointly confront” illegal fishing near their exclusive economic zones in the Pacific.

The joint statement made no specific mention of China but environmental groups Greenpeace and Oceana have repeatedly warned of the . . .

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