Ecuador Monitoring Fishing Vessel Fleet Near Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Monitoring Fishing Vessel Fleet Near Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Monitoring Fishing Vessel Fleet Near Galapagos Islands

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July 24, 2020

SUBMIT PICTURE: A terrific blue heron sets down on a rock in Isabela Island at Galapagos National Park, Ecuador, October 11, 2016. Picture taken October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

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QUITO, July 23 (Reuters)– Ecuador is checking a big fleet of angling vessels, a number of them Chinese, off the Galapagos Islands and also has actually boosted patrolling to make sure the ships do not go into the location of the environmentally delicate islands, the protection preacher stated on Thursday.

Chinese angling vessels show up every year near the Galapagos, drawn in by aquatic types such as the hammerhead shark, which remains in threat of termination.

A Chinese vessel in 2017 was recorded in the Galapagos Marine Reserve bring 300 lots of aquatic wild animals.

“We are on alert, (conducting) surveillance, patrolling to avoid an incident such as what happened in 2017,” Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin informed press reporters.

The Ecuadorian Navy has actually determined some 260 vessels at the Galapagos Islands’ special financial area.

“There is a corridor that is international waters, that’s where the fleet is located,” stated Jarrin, including none had actually tried to go into the special financial area.

The Galapagos Islands, which functioned as motivation for 19th century British researcher Charles Darwin’s concept of development, are residence to a variety aquatic wild animals along with turtles, flamingos and also albatrosses. (Reporting by Alexandra Valencia in Quito Writing by Brian Ellsworth Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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