China and International Fisheries Law and Policy


This book deals with China’s response to international fisheries law and policy as envisaged in the LOSC framework and post-LOSC fisheries instruments. A substantial effort was made to examine the major areas of China’s national action on legislative harmonisation and policy adjustment to implement these instruments. China’s regional fisheries cooperation, in the form of bilateral agreements with Japan, South Korea and Vietnam, is evaluated to identify the progress already achieved and the problems that remain to be solved in managing the shared fish stocks between these maritime neighbours.
As the first monograph of its kind dealing with the complex issue of the global fisheries crisis and China’s fisheries management practice over a significant period of time, the book builds a bridge between China and the world for a better understanding of Chinese fisheries management. It will be of great value to academics, professionals, and policy-makers alike.

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"The primary academic contribution of this study is that it is the First effort to describe China’s fishery management practices in the modern global context […] This book is clearly organized, well documented and a worthwile addition to any international law collection." - Myron H. Nordquist, in: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 23, Number 4
List of Tables and Maps,
Acronyms and Abbreviations,
Chapter One, Fisheries Regime under the LOSC,
Chapter Two,
The Post-LOSC Fisheries Instruments,
Chapter Three, China’s Fisheries and Fisheries Management,
Chapter Four, China’s Domestic Actions on Resource Management,
Chapter Five, China’s Maritime Legislation and Flag State Responsibilities,
Chapter Six, China’s Fisheries Relations with Japan and South Korea,
Chapter Seven, China’s Fisheries Cooperation with Vietnam,
Chapter Eight, Conclusion: Heading towards Sustainable Fisheries Management, Bibliography,
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