Iranian fishermen, the victims of government corruption
The overfishing by industrial and Chinese vessels in Iran’s southern waters has drawn the ire of local Iranian fishermen whose livelihoods have been affected.
The news report, Iranian fishermen in Iran’s southern waters are living in a very difficult condition and cannot compete with Chinese vessels.
Referring to the fact that about 70% of the people in Hormozgan province in the south of the country are fishers, the aquarium get empty day by day, and the native fishermen should go hundreds of miles to catch fish for their livelihoods, and sometimes they return with empty handed.
On September 26, 2016, China invested $3 billion in Iran’s fishing industry, as part of an agreement signed by Iran’s Agriculture Ministry for cooperation in fish farming and livestock quarantine.
Chinese fishermen catch all Gulf water fish by using industrial tours and reduce sea capacity.
According to one of the Iranian regime’s parliament member “The industrial vessels should not fish in the water resources of the country. I feel that behind of the deal with the Chinese ships on the southern coast is a (Government corruption). The foreign fishers are organizing the coast and controlling the rules.”
It’s notable to know that an agreement with Chinese officials has facilitated in 2016 in animal and plant quarantine systems as well.
According to the agreement the Chinese investors invested around $3bn in Iran’s fisheries, both in northern and southern quarters.