South China Sea : limits to commercial fishing by claimants
Date of Issue2012
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
China’s deployment of its largest factory ship with its fishing fleet in the South China Sea raises questions about limits to commercial fishing in overlapping areas. Intensive fisheries in such claim areas which result in the extinction of certain fish stocks would be contrary to UNCLOS and may impede the conclusion of fisheries co-operation agreements.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 113-12