FEATURE | Illegal Chinese fishing – Argentina pushes back

On March 2, the 1,000-tonne, Spanish-built patrol ship Doctor Manuel Mantilla, of Argentina’s paramilitary maritime force, the Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA), opened fire with its 40mm cannon on the Chinese fishing boat Hua Xiang 801, which was operating within Argentina’ s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The incident was heavily publicised, and served to cast further light on illegal fishing activity by the Chinese.

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