A slide from Simularity’s presentation showing ships (left) and concentration of chlorophyll-a (right)on June 17, 2021. Photo: Handout A slide from Simularity’s presentation showing ships (left) and concentration of chlorophyll-a (right)on June 17, 2021. Photo: Handout
A slide from Simularity’s presentation showing ships (left) and concentration of chlorophyll-a (right)on June 17, 2021. Photo: Handout

Raw sewage from Chinese fishing vessels is damaging South China Sea coral reefs and can be seen from space, claims US firm

  • Effluent is visible from satellite images, says US firm Simularity, echoing ex-US navy captain’s warning that 2,000 tonnes of waste are discharged monthly
  • The company has been monitoring more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels anchored for months in Philippine-claimed waters near the Spratly Islands

Topic |   South China Sea
A slide from Simularity’s presentation showing ships (left) and concentration of chlorophyll-a (right)on June 17, 2021. Photo: Handout A slide from Simularity’s presentation showing ships (left) and concentration of chlorophyll-a (right)on June 17, 2021. Photo: Handout
A slide from Simularity’s presentation showing ships (left) and concentration of chlorophyll-a (right)on June 17, 2021. Photo: Handout
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