Activists Ask the Government to Carry Out Actions Against the Foreign Fleet Off the Galápagos

The Pacífico Libre collective, made up of around 25 organizations and professionals in the protection of animals and the environment, led several sit-ins that took place this August 14 in the Galapagos Islands, Quito and Guayaquil.

‘Vessels of death’, ‘Global lie’, ‘Illegal fishing’, ‘SOS Galapagos’, among other slogans were emblazoned on the banners of the activists, who participated in the sit-in held outside the Zonal Government, located on Francisco de Orellana Avenue.

Citizens were located at the traffic lights in both directions, in order to collect signatures and inform the public about the situation that the Galapagos Islands are going through.

Cacique Mile of Activismo Global indicated that they are requesting the withdrawal of the fleet of 340 foreign ships, which are in front of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

The activist indicated that the presence of the boats has caused waste from plastic bottles and other materials to reach the islands. “This affects our marine species and the Government does not realize that,” he said.

At the moment, the organizations have sent a letter to the President of the Republic, in which they define several points that must be applied in Galapagos, among them: maritime security and surveillance and the conservation of natural resources.

“We want the ships to withdraw from the borders and for the State not to make any kind of agreement… In addition to signing to signing the extension of 200 to 300 nautical miles.”

Cacique Mile, Activismo Global

The activists assured that they will maintain the demonstrations until the Government takes action on the matter and the fleets of fishing vessels withdraw from the Galapagos borders.

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