281 Chinese ships stalk the Galapagos and Ecuador seeks to protect itself from illegal fishing and conserve species

As in other countries, the Asian fleet parks at the limit of national waters and is reported to turn off its radars to avoid being detected Yalilé LoaizaJuly 13, 2021From Quito Ecuadorian Navy ships surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet with mostly Chinese flags in the Pacific Ocean near the exclusive economic zone … Continue reading 281 Chinese ships stalk the Galapagos and Ecuador seeks to protect itself from illegal fishing and conserve species

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Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine species

Bilateral dialogue with China and regional alliances continue. For environmental organizations, there are not enough regulations or controls. July 12, 2021 - 06h00 The Navy's Insular Operations Command increased its patrolling due to the presence of the Chinese fleet near Galapagos. (Courtesy Armada Nacional) Regarding the annual presence of the international fishing fleet near the Insular Exclusive … Continue reading Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine species

The Humboldt squid in the sights

July 11, 2021 00:00Isabel Alarcón Foreign vessels are heading to Montevideo to resupply themselves. Photo Courtesy Milko Schvartzman Known as the Squid Route, the name not only refers to the migration of this animal, but also to the route that hundreds of foreign ships take every year to catch it. This species summons the fleet, mostly Asian, which crosses the entire … Continue reading The Humboldt squid in the sights

“In Galapagos a political system similar to feudalism rules,” says a former defender of the people in the islands, who denounces pressure his investigative work has received

Milton Castillo was removed from office on July 2. He questioned the investigation of a case of turtle trafficking, now he too has been questioned. July 9, 2021 - 2:06 p.m.Jonathan Palmajpalma@eluniverso.com Milton Castillo, who was removed from office on July 2. The lawyer worked as Ombudsman in Galapagos. Video conference capture. Milton Castillo believes that his … Continue reading “In Galapagos a political system similar to feudalism rules,” says a former defender of the people in the islands, who denounces pressure his investigative work has received

Fishing for giant squid, in international waters between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos, reduces food for sharks

The foreign fleet made up of about 300 ships arrives in July and remains until October. July 7, 2021 - 06h00Xavier Ramos The whale shark, which has fauna associated with it, makes migrations in which it runs into overfishing activities. Photo: COURTESY ALEX HEARN What a whale, a giant squid, sharks, shoals of tuna, birds and … Continue reading Fishing for giant squid, in international waters between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos, reduces food for sharks

Ecuador maintains surveillance of fishing vessels near Galapagos

Updated 07/07/2021 11:47 am The Minister of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, Gustavo Manrique, held a discussion with different local actors in Galapagos due to concerns about the presence of these multinational fishing vessels. (Photo: Broadcast) The Ecuadorian authorities reiterated that vigilance is being maintained in the presence of multinational fishing vessels on the … Continue reading Ecuador maintains surveillance of fishing vessels near Galapagos

Reuters Explainer: What’s at stake in WTO talks on fishing rules?

Emma Farge9 July 2021 The World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured in front of their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA, July 9 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization hosts talks next week aimed at reaching a deal to cap subsidies that contribute to the overfishing of the world's seas … Continue reading Reuters Explainer: What’s at stake in WTO talks on fishing rules?

The Chinese fishing fleet and boats from other countries prey on the fauna of the Galapagos: what the governments of the region can do to prevent it

The vessels stay close to the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ecuador and capture what is in their path. There are international laws that protect them, but there are also agreements that protect endangered species on the high seas Yalilé LoaizaJuly 5, 2021From Quito Aerial photograph of international vessels near Galapagos (Stock photo courtesy of the Ecuadorian … Continue reading The Chinese fishing fleet and boats from other countries prey on the fauna of the Galapagos: what the governments of the region can do to prevent it

Fishing fleet stalks Galapagos – what has the Government done?

05 July 2021, 11:15Gisella Rojas (Art: Jhosue Vite) The new approach of an international fishing fleet is targeting the limits of the exclusive areas of Galapagos. On June 29, the presence of a fishing boat to the south of the islands was reported. Given this news, the Government assured that Ecuador has the necessary technology … Continue reading Fishing fleet stalks Galapagos – what has the Government done?