Study on Legal Issues of Ocean Fishing in China


  • Yanli Sun Dalian Ocean University, Dalian, Liaoning, 116023, China



“The 21st century is the century of the ocean.” In recent years, China has paid more and more attention to the promotion and development of the marine industry, especially the ocean fishery has brought immeasurable economic benefits to China. The development of the marine field is becoming more and more important in the national political, economic and cultural development. All coastal countries have included marine development in their national development strategies and continuously improved their marine legislation under the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea. China’s pelagic fishing began in 1985, but because China’s pelagic fishing started too late, after the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea at the end of 1994, nearly 36% of the richest high seas on earth became the exclusive economic zone of coastal countries, and the development space of China’s pelagic fishing has become very limited. After just more than 30 years of development. However, before that, China’s pelagic fishing was still subject to the dual norms of international conventions and domestic laws, and China had not yet formulated a special law on pelagic fishing, and there were still many deficiencies in the legal system norms of pelagic fishing. Therefore, the biggest problem facing China’s pelagic fishery is how to better develop the marine industry under the system of laws and regulations, drive the coordinated economic development, provide legal guidance and help for pelagic fishermen, and provide solid technical support for building a marine power with Chinese characteristics.


Pelagic fishery, Pelagic fishing, Laws and regulations, Supervision


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