An Ecuadorean navy vessel circles a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships this month. Photo: ReutersAn Ecuadorean navy vessel circles a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships this month. Photo: Reuters
An Ecuadorean navy vessel circles a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships this month. Photo: Reuters

Chinese fishing boats near Galapagos have cut satellite systems, Ecuador says

  • 149 vessels in a mostly Chinese fleet are accused of turning off tracking as Ecuador tries to stop unsustainable fishing off its coast
  • Boats have also had their names changed in an attempt to avoid detection, according to Ecuadorean navy

Topic |   Americas
An Ecuadorean navy vessel circles a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships this month. Photo: ReutersAn Ecuadorean navy vessel circles a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships this month. Photo: Reuters
An Ecuadorean navy vessel circles a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships this month. Photo: Reuters
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