Catching Fish Using Birds: Images of a Dying Art

At The Atlantic, American documentary photographer Michael Steverson unveils a photo essay on the ancient yet dying Chinese art of cormorant fishing, featuring two elderly brothers who supplement their income from fishing by...

North Korea Holds Chinese Fishing Boat For Ransom

China’s foreign ministry disclosed on Sunday that North Korea took over a Chinese fishing boat earlier this month and continues to hold its crew hostage, according to Chris Buckley of The New York Times: The vessel’s...

China Gains Influence in Arctic Region

This week in Beijing, during a visit from Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland became the first country in Europe to sign a free-trade pact with China. The agreement is aimed at assisting the recovery of...

Chinese Taste for Fish Rankles

Following the seizure of two Chinese fishing vessels by the Argentinian coast guard on Wednesday and a series of incidents in waters closer to home, Chuin-Wei Yap and Sameer Mohindru report at The Wall Street Journal on...

Philippines Pull Out of South China Sea

Despite President Obama’s recent expression of support for the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute, the Philippines have called back their ships from the disputed shoal due to bad weather conditions. From AFP: Aquino...

1 Dead After China Captain Stabs Officers

A South Korean Coast Guard officer is dead and another injured after a confrontation with the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel that was suspected of fishing illegally in South Korean waters. From AP: The fight happened after...

China Fishing Boat Capsizes in Scuffle; 1 Dead

A Chinese fishing boat capsized and one fisherman died and another is missing in an encounter with South Korean Coast Guard ships in South Korean waters. From AP: About 50 Chinese fishing boats were illegally fishing in western...

Violence in Korean Waters Raises Animosity Toward China

Chinese fishing boats have been involved in two violent clashes with both South and North Korean boats off the coast of the Korean peninsula. From the Los Angeles Times: South Korean maritime officials have detained 11 Chinese...

Video: Yushan Island

The aftereffects of ecotourism in China from Current TV (h/t Shanghaiist):

China Bans Some Yangtze Fishing

From BBC News: China has banned commercial fishing for three months along a 1,000km (620 mile) stretch of the Yangtze River in a bid to protect threatened fish stocks. Fishing boats will be banned from trawling in central Hubei province and Chongqing Municipality, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Bans covering two other stretches […]

Nearly 40 pc Yellow River fish population extinct, say Chinese officials – kerala

From Keralanext: Chinese government officials on conditions of anonymity said that increased human activity like disruptive dams, pollution and overall environmental catastrophe had led to about 40 percent of the fish population going extinct. “There used to be more than 150 species of fish living in the Yellow River, but one-third have disappeared for good,” […]

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