National Assembly Condemns Illegal Chinese Fishing Near Galápagos

National Assembly condemns illegal Chinese fishing near Galapagos Work will be done on a project to expand the Galapagos marine reserve to 188 nautical miles past the current extension Main Points: The National Assembly of Ecuador condemns illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, even if not within Ecuador's EEZCondemns delayed diplomatic and political action by … Continue reading National Assembly Condemns Illegal Chinese Fishing Near Galápagos

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#SOSGalápagos: Who We Are

#SOSGALAPAGOS: WHO WE ARE Informing and sharing news on marine life, flora, fauna & conservation in the Galápagos Islands since 2017 As our reporting has started to gain national and international attention, several lookalike accounts have started to pop up in the last two weeks. We hope this means that more people are joining our … Continue reading #SOSGalápagos: Who We Are

US Secretary Of State Issues Press Statement

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Issues Press Statement Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, issued a press statement on August 2, 2020 regarding the situation unfolding in the Galápagos. Today’s statement, “On China’s Predatory Fishing Practices in the Galápagos” The People’s Republic of China subsidizes the world’s largest commercial fishing fleet, which routinely violates … Continue reading US Secretary Of State Issues Press Statement

Understanding Convemar and Ecuador’s Maritime Borders

UNDERSTANDING CONVEMAR GEOGRAPHY On land, Ecuador borders Colombia and Peru and all three countries have associated maritime territory.  Due to the location of the Galapagos Islands (600 km west of South America), the maritime territory of Costa Rica extends south in the direction of the islands. Maritime and land boundaries are established and changed over time and … Continue reading Understanding Convemar and Ecuador’s Maritime Borders

Images: Plastic Pollution’s Impact In Galápagos

Plastic Pollution and Immediate Impacts in the Galápagos Since July, 23 2020  Residents making their way back from Playa Mansa at Tortuga Bay. They are carrying back oversized bags full of plastic bottles and trash, most with foreign labels. An assortment of trash and barrels, many marked with Asian characters are removed from Academy Bay, … Continue reading Images: Plastic Pollution’s Impact In Galápagos

United States’ Government Response on Twitter

United States’ Government Response on Twitter July 28-29, 2020 @SOUTHCOM U.S. Southern Command “Official account of SOUTHCOM. Oversees U.S. military activities in Latin America & Caribbean. RT/follow does not mean endorsement.” July 28, 2020 12:55 PM “WATCH: About 260 Chinese fishing boats have been detected in the ocean surrounding the #Galapagos islands off #Ecuador, according … Continue reading United States’ Government Response on Twitter

Carta Abierta A La Sociedad Ecuatoriana y Del Mundo – 24 Jul 2020

CARTA ABIERTA A LA SOCIEDAD ECUATORIANA Y DEL MUNDO DE LOS JÓVENES ECUATORIANOS 24 DE JULIO 2020, ECUADOR A la Sociedad ecuatoriana y del mundo, En las últimas semanas, una flota compuesta por 260 barcos chinos se encuentra pescando al limite de las 200 millas náuticas que conforman la Zona Económica Exclusiva Insular del Ecuador. … Continue reading Carta Abierta A La Sociedad Ecuatoriana y Del Mundo – 24 Jul 2020

Open Letter to Ecuadorian and Global Society

OPEN LETTER TO ECUADORIAN AND GLOBAL SOCIETY ON BEHALF OF THE ECUADORIAN YOUTH 24 JULY 2020, ECUADOR To the Ecuadorian and global society,  In recent weeks, a fleet of 260 Chinese boats have been fishing at the limit of the 200 nautical miles that make up Ecuador’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The fleet is made up … Continue reading Open Letter to Ecuadorian and Global Society

El Universo, “Buques Chinos” Print Coverage

Sharks, manta rays, tuna, squid, turtles and even birds, are species being razed by the Chinese fleet in the vicinity of Ecuador CHINESE BOATS, EL UNIVERSO WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020 In order to know the true environmental and economic impact, Ecuador must determine the fishing method of these boats. An investigation into who provides supplies … Continue reading El Universo, “Buques Chinos” Print Coverage

4Pelagatas, “Red-Handed: Ecuadorian Ships in Contact with the Chinese Fleet”

VESSELS REGISTERED IN ECUADOR ARE COOPERATING WITH THE CHINESE FLEET "Red-handed: Ecuadorian ships in contact with the Chinese fleet" Posted on July 29, 2020 in Conexionces4P/ Elenfoque by Martín Pallares At least six Ecuadorian-flagged vessels apparently had some form of contact with the Chinese fishing fleet on Tuesday, July 29, at the limits of the … Continue reading 4Pelagatas, “Red-Handed: Ecuadorian Ships in Contact with the Chinese Fleet”