The jigsaw puzzle of Chinese fisheries: Sustainability comparisons in community, economic and environmental performance

Research Brief
1 January 2021

Lijun Liu, Jingjie Chu, James L. Andersson, Jintao Xu

Key Points

  • This paper evaluates the performance of Chinese fisheries management compared to top-performing fisheries in the world. 
  • It gives insights into the reforms and policy changes that China is making to improve its fishery management. This is especially important given the fact that China is the largest seafood producer, the largest seafood exporter, and the third-largest seafood importer by value.
  • China's policy changes will affect both its domestic and global fisheries' ecological, economic, and community sustainability.


Publication reference
EfD Research Brief RB MS 1041 DP-01
Publication | 22 January 2021