People around the world are suffering from
illegal fishing by Chinese vessels, the outlaws of the sea.
Join the Global Petition to stop Chinese illegal fishing vessels!
VANK(Voluntary Agency Network of Korea) launches a global campaign to alert the world about Chinese illegal fishing vessels.
In recent years, anger over illegal fishing by Chinese vessels has increased.
According to a report by the Korean government, the number of illegal Chinese fishing vessels in the waters near the Northern Limit Line on the west coast of Korea soared to an average of 240 per day of April this year.
In addition, Chinese fishing vessels are causing a big problem due to illegal fishing in many places around the world beyond Korea. The Wall Street Journal reported on April 21 that complaints were rising due to the aggressive illegal fishing of Chinese fishing fleets spreading across the world’s oceans. According to the report, concerns over Chinese fishing fleets are raised from the East China Sea to the coasts of Africa and South America. It is said that Chinese fishing fleets in groups of dozens or hundreds of vessels are invading the territorial waters or using illegal equipment to engage in “clean-sweep operations”.
The global community should come together and stop illegal fishing by Chinese vessels, the outlaws of the sea!
Accordingly, VANK is promoting a global campaign to spread the issue of Chinese fishing vessels invading the Korean territorial waters and illegal fishing around the world as an international issue, gathering global public opinion and put pressure on the Chinese government.
First of all, VANK created Digital Posters in Korean and English to tell the world about this issue through social media channels. The poster tells the Chinese illegal fishing issue with the description; “People around the world are suffering from illegal fishing by Chinese vessels, the outlaws of the sea. Join the Global Petition to stop Chinese illegal fishing vessels!”
VANK also started a global petition on the world biggest petition site to tell the world about Chinese illegal fishing vessels issue.