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US, Argentina to cooperate, combat illegal Chinese fishing

Starting next month, the U.S. Coast Guard and Argentine Navy will begin conducting joint exercises aimed at combating illegal Chinese fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Argentina, Chile and Peru have criticized Chinese-operated craft for large-scale invasive fishing in their territorial waters without regulation, which the South American countries say is depleting fish stock and damaging the natural biodiversity of the southwest Atlantic.

It is a key nesting area for seabirds and feeding area for marine mammals.

The Coast Guard…

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