Title

Illegal fishing on the Galápagos high seas

Date of Publication

2017 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU Fishing, 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of the Seas (UNCLOS)

Description

largest global shark biomass, marine ecosystem, per UNCLOS nations can fish in waters between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.No incentive to not fish there, no Ecuadorian monitoring system. In 2017 a Chinese fleet of 300 boats threatened shark reserves in the Galapagos.13 August Ecuador's Armada in Galapagos Marine Reserve confiscated a Chinese ship carrying 300 TONS of FISH including illegally caught tuna and 6000 sharks, incl. threatened shark species

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Illegal fishing on the Galápagos high seas

largest global shark biomass, marine ecosystem, per UNCLOS nations can fish in waters between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.No incentive to not fish there, no Ecuadorian monitoring system. In 2017 a Chinese fleet of 300 boats threatened shark reserves in the Galapagos.13 August Ecuador's Armada in Galapagos Marine Reserve confiscated a Chinese ship carrying 300 TONS of FISH including illegally caught tuna and 6000 sharks, incl. threatened shark species