Recently, the Ministry of Finance of the Biden administration issued a sanction order for sanctioning fishery entities, sanctioning two Chinese citizens and 10 companies associated with them on the grounds of illegal fishing, including Dalian Ocean Fishing Company, and the U.S. Nasdaq This is the first time that the United States sanctioned a Nasdaq-listed company. The sanctions also affect 157 fishing vessels belonging to the two aforementioned entities.
On December 9, regarding the issue of "illegal fishing", Mao Ning, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a press conference: "China is a responsible fishing country and has always worked with other members of the international community to crack down on illegal non-reporting and illegal fishing." Regulated fishing activities. A lot of effective work has been done in combating illegal fishing. In contrast to the United States, the number of days that seine fishing vessels have been operating on the high seas for many years has greatly exceeded the number of days stipulated by relevant fishery organizations. It is a blatant double standard for other countries to point fingers."
In the past 30 years, my country has established a fairly complete pelagic fishery management system, independently established fishing moratoriums, and set up no-fishing areas. my country's fishing vessel position monitoring and management measures are also the most stringent in the world. Chinese fishermen and fishery companies adhere to abide by international rules and conduct legal fishing, which has long been recognized by the world. On the other hand, the United States has ignored international maritime rules for many years and only allows itself to fish without allowing other countries to get involved. Its arrogance can be seen. As the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized: the United States is not qualified to impose sanctions on other countries at will, and is not qualified to play the role of the world's policeman. China will resolutely take effective measures to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests.