Author Information

Oceana

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

Satellite, China, Galapogos, vessles, IUUF, squid

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The Galapagos Islands are an oasis for ocean wildlife with more than 20% of their marine speciesi found nowhere else on Earth. This remote area, nearly 900 kilometers off Ecuador’s coast, was once a “living laboratory” that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. But today, the Galapagos is under siege by an industrial fishing fleet. In one month (July 13 – Aug. 13) nearly 300 Chinese vessels appeared to amass more than 73,000 hours fishing off the Galapagos Islands. This snapshot of fishing activity raises questions about the impact of this massive fishing armada on the oceans it sails

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Oceana Finds 300 Chinese Vessels Pillaging theGalapagos for Squid

The Galapagos Islands are an oasis for ocean wildlife with more than 20% of their marine speciesi found nowhere else on Earth. This remote area, nearly 900 kilometers off Ecuador’s coast, was once a “living laboratory” that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. But today, the Galapagos is under siege by an industrial fishing fleet. In one month (July 13 – Aug. 13) nearly 300 Chinese vessels appeared to amass more than 73,000 hours fishing off the Galapagos Islands. This snapshot of fishing activity raises questions about the impact of this massive fishing armada on the oceans it sails

 
 

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