Ecuadorian Navy vessels surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships near the Galapagos Islands in August. Photo: Reuters Ecuadorian Navy vessels surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships near the Galapagos Islands in August. Photo: Reuters
Ecuadorian Navy vessels surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships near the Galapagos Islands in August. Photo: Reuters

Chinese fishing fleet off Peru sparks Twitter war between Washington and Beijing

  • The 250 ships were previously fishing for giant squid near the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, but were detected this week by the Peruvian navy
  • US embassy in Lima says vessels have history of avoiding tracking and seem to be ‘dumping plastic’ pollutants

Topic |   Peru
Ecuadorian Navy vessels surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships near the Galapagos Islands in August. Photo: Reuters Ecuadorian Navy vessels surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships near the Galapagos Islands in August. Photo: Reuters
Ecuadorian Navy vessels surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships near the Galapagos Islands in August. Photo: Reuters
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