British Columbia: Fish stocks overstated: report
National Post , 29 Nov 2001

VANCOUVER - The world's fish stocks have been grossly overestimated as a result of exaggerated catch reports from China, University of British Columbia researchers suggest. Despite local evidence of overfishing, UN figures have long suggested worldwide catches rose 330,000 tonnes a year in the 1990s. But Reg Watson and Daniel Pauly say China's doctored numbers have been artificially driving up the tally, which has in fact declined by some 360,000 tonnes a year since 1988.