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Chris Carolin (Global Environmental Policy Class of 2016)

Chris Carolin (GEP ’16) published in SAIS Review of International Affairs

Chris Carolin’s article, “The Dragon as a Fisherman: China’s Distant Water Fishing Fleet and the Export of Environmental Insecurity,” has been published in the academic journal SAIS Review of International Affairs.  Below is the paper’s abstract.  Click here to view the full text (access required). 

Abstract:

China has been a coastal fishing nation known for targeting “trash fish,” which are smaller, less valuable coastal and bottom-dwelling species. Over the last thirty years, the country’s fishing activities have evolved considerably as China has grown increasingly reliant on a growing Distant Water Fishing (DWF) fleet to provide for the steadily rising domestic demand for wild-caught fish. The goal of this study is to explore the possible environmental security implications of China’s large and growing DWF fleet.

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