China, the world's largest producer of fish, is experiencing a dramatic growth in per capita fish consumption and is also the global leader in fish export. Understanding the development of Chinese fish production, consumption and trade is thus of global relevance for understanding the future of wild fish stocks, marine ecosystems and consequent food security challenges. This report, presented to the European Parliament, provides information on the catch of the distant-water fleets, which China massively under-reports, on the fishing fleet, on trading in fishery products, on the evolution of the Chinese market and on food safety risks.
Roland Blomeyer, et al, The Role of China in World Fisheries. European Parliament. Directorate General for Internal Policies. Fisheries. June 2012. Download (pdf file)