US may send more coastguard ships to counter China’s illegal fishing

The United States is weighing expanding its maritime patrol presence in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s “illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing” and its “harassment” of other countries’ vessels, a top national security official said on Friday.Following the recent deployment of new-generation US Coast Guard (USCG) patrol ships to Guam, the US will next year begin formally evaluating the feasibility of homeporting more vessels to American Samoa, White House national security adviser…