Ministers of Environment of Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama expressed their concern about the fleet of ‘Asian fishing vessels’

Ministers of Environment of Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama expressed their concern about the fleet of ‘Asian fishing vessels’ that is close to the Ecuadorian borders

CMAR called on the international community to strengthen and improve the monitoring and control mechanisms of fishing activities so as not to diminish marine biodiversity.

August 14, 2020 – 4:53 p.m.

The Ministers of Environment of Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama expressed their concern about the current presence of the “fleet of Asian fishing boats”, which sails near the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ecuador and in the vicinity of the National Park and Reserve Galapagos Marina.

The secretaries of state met in the framework of the Marine Corridor of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (CMAR).

The CMAR called on the international community to strengthen and improve the monitoring and control mechanisms of the fishing activities that are developed in the region in order to mitigate possible threats and unsustainable actions that diminish the marine biodiversity of Marine Protected Areasa nd the marine territory between them.

“These areas constitute the nucleus of conservation for the CMAR and most of them have been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Likewise, the CMAR Ministers of the Environment pledged to support the Regional Technical Committee and the Pro Tempore Technical Secretariat, so that they intensify their efforts to advance in the development of regional collaboration strategies between marine protected areas, ” CMAR said in a statement.

In addition, they reaffirmed the mutual interest to “continue working for the sustainable development and conservation of marine resources of the Marine Corridor of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, as well as to explore coordinated actions with other governmental and private actors that develop activities in the field of CMAR “.

Read at https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2020/08/14/nota/7941889/flota-china-pesquera-galapagos-ecuador-cmar-ministros-ambiente?device=mobile

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