Archive (2018): Assessing fishing effects inside and outside an MPA: The impact of the Galapagos Marine Reserve on the Industrial pelagic tuna fisheries during the first decade of operation

Assessing fishing effects inside and outside an MPA: The impact of the Galapagos Marine Reserve on the Industrial pelagic tuna fisheries during the first decade of operation Santiago J. Bucaram, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanísticas (Guayaquil, Ecuador)Alex Hearn, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences (Universidad … Continue reading Archive (2018): Assessing fishing effects inside and outside an MPA: The impact of the Galapagos Marine Reserve on the Industrial pelagic tuna fisheries during the first decade of operation

WWF asks Ecuador for good management of tuna populations

WWF asks Ecuador for good management of tuna populations From this Monday until December 4, meetings will be held to discuss issues related to conservation measures Updated 11/30/2020 09:52 The Ecuador section of WWF urges the Government led by Lenín Moreno to assume responsibilities and take decisive actions to ensure the proper management and conservation … Continue reading WWF asks Ecuador for good management of tuna populations

‘Plantados’ cause great environmental impact in Galapagos, say organizations; industrialists claim that it is ‘minimal’

‘Plantados’ cause great environmental impact in Galapagos, say organizations; industrialists claim that it is ‘minimal’ A 20-minute boat ride from Puerto Ayora, within the marine reserve, a team from EL UNIVERSO was able to see a plantado adrift. Ricardo Zambrano Ricardo Zambrano25 Nov 2020 - 06:35 Just 20 minutes after leaving Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, … Continue reading ‘Plantados’ cause great environmental impact in Galapagos, say organizations; industrialists claim that it is ‘minimal’

Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China

Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China Diego Cardeñosa, Andrew T. Fields, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Stanley K. H. Shea, Kevin A. Feldheim & Demian D. Chapman  Scientific Reports Volume 10, Article number: 12914 (2020)31 July 2020 Abstract Species-specific monitoring through large shark fin market surveys has been a valuable data source to estimate global catches and international shark fin trade dynamics. … Continue reading Species composition of the largest shark fin retail-market in mainland China

Archive (2017): Ecuador’s sharks face threats from within

Archive (2017): Ecuador’s sharks face threats from within Alex R. Hearn and Santiago J. BucaramNovember 2017 In their Letters, J. J. Alava and F. Paladines (“Illegal fishing on the Galápagos high seas,” 29 September, p. 1362) and L. R. Gerber and D. Quiroga (“Incentives for Galápagos protection,” 20 October, p. 313) referred to the threat … Continue reading Archive (2017): Ecuador’s sharks face threats from within

Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade

Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade Kyle S. Van Houtan, Tyler O. Gagné, Gabriel Reygondeau, Kisei R. Tanaka, Stephen R. Palumbi and Salvador J. Jorgensen†Published: 28 October 2020 Abstract Progress in global shark conservation has been limited by constraints to understanding the species composition and geographic origins of the shark fin trade. Previous assessments that relied on earlier … Continue reading Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade

Stop ‘bleeding’ of Galapagos, activists ask; industrialists say that “there is no scientific proof”

Stop ‘bleeding’ of Galapagos, activists ask; industrialists say that "there is no scientific proof" The Insular Front and Más Galapagos held a representation to protest against the threats to the archipelago. Ricardo Zambrano Ricardo ZambranoNovember 22, 2020 The message in the middle of the square in the center of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, was clear: … Continue reading Stop ‘bleeding’ of Galapagos, activists ask; industrialists say that “there is no scientific proof”

Letters to the Editor: Marine Reserve

Letters to the Editor: Marine Reserve The possible expansion of the Galapagos Marine Reserve to cover the entire insular Exclusive Economic Zone is in full debate. These discussions have avoided analyzing the operating cost of the Galapagos National Park (PNG), which is financed through the collection of the tourism tax. The General State Budget and … Continue reading Letters to the Editor: Marine Reserve

Piscine plunder: Ecuador, a victim of illegal fishing, is also a culprit

Piscine plunder: Ecuador, a victim of illegal fishing, is also a culprit Endangered species of shark are caught in Ecuadorean nets Nov 21st 2020, The Americas On May 4th, customs officials in Hong Kong impounded the largest illegal haul of shark fins in the territory’s history. The documents declared the cargo to be dried fish, but … Continue reading Piscine plunder: Ecuador, a victim of illegal fishing, is also a culprit

Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so

Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so By Rhett A. Butler16 November 2020 Yolanda Kakabadse has been an environmental leader since the late 1970s; first heading up small Ecuadorian NGOs before eventually rising to senior ranks at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wide Fund … Continue reading Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so