A WWF study says that between 2012 and 2019, $1.5 billion was generated from the global shark fin trade. There are no specific figures on Ecuador but it is known that its capture and commercialization continues illegally. What is the country doing to protect the shark? Mayuri Castro · July 26, 2021 Hammerhead sharks. Photograph taken from the WWF … Continue reading Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”
The Great Barrier Reef is home to green turtles and countless other animals and corals. On Friday a committee of 21 countries will decide whether the reef is placed on Unesco’s world heritage ‘in danger’ list. Photograph: Greg Sullavan/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian government pushed back fiercely against Unesco’s recommendation – and the world is watching Graham … Continue reading UNESCO Case Study: “Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate change”
Catch nearly doubled in the decade following the creation of the Galápagos Marine Reserve July 20, 2021By: Ashleigh Cirilla,Luis Villanueva,Susana Cárdenas & Alex HearnTopics: Ocean ConservationProjects: Galápagos Islands & Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Frigates, pelicans, herons, and sea lions surround the fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Chris J. Ratcliffe, Getty Images for … Continue reading Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy
Michelle Owen19 July 2021 The ROUTES Partnership and United For Wildlife have launched a new ‘Step Up to Stop Wildlife Trafficking’ campaign and are encouraging all aviation companies that want to help to end wildlife trafficking in air transport to get involved. For International Airport Review, Michelle Owen, ROUTES’ Lead, discusses the campaign and how airports can … Continue reading “It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife
📚 High Seas, EEZs and the Marine Reserve With SO many acronyms, it can be hard to keep up! Read more to learn about the different ocean areas and who can fish where 🎣 ➡️ High Seas High seas are open territory far from any shoreline or national jurisdiction, making them hard to monitor. Every country, whether coastal … Continue reading Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve
📚 WHAT IS TRANSSHIPMENT? Swipe below ⏩ to learn more ➡️ Transshipment allows vessels to stay at sea for longer periods of time without have to dock at a port. ➡️ Landing fishing catch at port usually requires specific paperwork and greater oversight, but transshipment allows vessels to offload their catch with less scrutiny and allows an opening for IUU … Continue reading Explained: What is transshipment?
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
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
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?
6 July 2021Opinion article: Pablo Guerrero, Director of Marine Conservation of WWF-Ecuador Sea cucumbers are sedentary animals, belonging to the group of echinoderms, the same family as sea urchins and starfish. They inhabit rocky and sandy bottoms, although it is common to find them tucked into small caves near cliffs. They are a filter species which is … Continue reading Sea cucumber fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve: past, present and future?