In 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel intercepted off the Galapagos was found to be hauling 300 tonnes of fish. Photo: EPA In 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel intercepted off the Galapagos was found to be hauling 300 tonnes of fish. Photo: EPA
In 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel intercepted off the Galapagos was found to be hauling 300 tonnes of fish. Photo: EPA
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‘They are raping the Galapagos’: Chinese fishing boats, Covid-19 threaten Ecuador’s Unesco site

  • By some estimates, China has a ‘distant water’ fleet of 17,000 vessels that has been involved in fishing conflicts off the coast of Ecuador
  • Without visitors travelling to the outer islands, no one is watching for poaching or picking up the litter and plastic floating in from the mega-fleets

Topic |   Americas
In 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel intercepted off the Galapagos was found to be hauling 300 tonnes of fish. Photo: EPA In 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel intercepted off the Galapagos was found to be hauling 300 tonnes of fish. Photo: EPA
In 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel intercepted off the Galapagos was found to be hauling 300 tonnes of fish. Photo: EPA
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