What Does Greed Look Like?

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    An article published by The Guardian in October provides a stark exposé of one of the largest Chinese suppliers of premium tuna to the Japanese market. The findings were alarming: a company circumventing international conservation limits by simply ignoring them; a government unwilling to crack down on illegal fishing because it does not fit past patterns of behavior; an industry that does nothing to honor catch limits set by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations. The list of revelations goes on. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will further outline the article by journalist Shannon Service, in which she discusses political ambitions, military might, shady dealings, global protein supplies, marine resources, territorial aspirations, and political action.

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Episode Notes & Resources
< The Guardian | Tuna Firm's Bungled IPO Exposes China's Flouting of Global Fishing Rules by Shannon Service
< China Tuna Industry Group application for public stock offering (pdf)
< The Wall Street Journal | China's Hunger for Fish Upsets Seas by Chuin-Wei and Sameer Mohindru
< Collapsing Fisheries | Earth Policy Institute
< China's Distant Water Fishing Industry: Evolving Policies and Implications by Tabitha Mallory