“Why Sea Cucumbers Are Making Life Harder for Diesel Traders”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-06/a-million-fishermen-kept-off-china-seas-starve-ship-fuel-profits

On top of stricter emission controls and a move toward electric vehicles, Asia’s diesel traders now have to worry about sea cucumbers off China’s coast.

A Chinese move to protect endangered marine creatures with a fishing ban contributed to a drop in the so-called crack spread in Asia for diesel, a measure of returns from producing the fuel, to a 9-month low. That’s because thousands of the country’s fishing trawlers idled between May and September won’t require the fuel at a time when supplies are usually ample as refineries return from maintenance work.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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