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Part IV

China &


Australasia Expansion

Photos: (start top, go clockwise): Asia Ready: the Piriou PS 80-1780-1960 Advanced tuna seiner features a helipad and 1780 m2 of storage in brine or dry freeze. (Illustration: Courtesy/© PIRIOU);

Vuot Song’s three designs for the Vietnamese market (two tuna long liners and a trawler) (Illustra- tion: Antoine Leporc); and Added Value: Wartsila’s stern trawler for the Australasian market. (Illus- tration: handout)


China’s ? eets dispersed in 2016 to ? sh in the world’s economic exclusion zones after a painful, self-imposed ? shing ban that signaled the economic giant’s renewed hunger for wild, shoaling ? sh.

Yet, before the year’s mad oceangoing dash, its ? eet modernized, attracted investors and grew by acquisition. In fact, from Darwin in Australia to Dalian in Northeast China, the aim is the same — conserve species, upgrade the ? eet and grow.

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