Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

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”

Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve

📚 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

Explained: What is transshipment?

📚 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?

The US and Ecuador against illegal fishing

16 July 2021 The US government announced that it will provide support to the Ecuadorian government to confront illegal fishing and asks that preventive actions be taken before the arrival of Chinese ships. The Office of Public Affairs of the United States Consulate yesterday held a forum on illegal fishing with Manabi media and highlighted … Continue reading The US and Ecuador against illegal fishing

WTO pursues agreement on fishing subsidies after 20 years of debate

The three countries that fish the most in the world are China, Peru and Indonesia, considered developing economies, while Russia is in fourth place. EFE AgencyUpdated on 07/14/2021 12:29 pm (Photo: AFP) Representatives of the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) begin tomorrow (Wednesday) in a meeting at the ministerial level to study … Continue reading WTO pursues agreement on fishing subsidies after 20 years of debate

281 Chinese ships stalk the Galapagos and Ecuador seeks to protect itself from illegal fishing and conserve species

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

Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine 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

The Humboldt squid in the sights

July 11, 2021 00:00Isabel Alarcón Foreign vessels are heading to Montevideo to resupply themselves. Photo Courtesy Milko Schvartzman Known as the Squid Route, the name not only refers to the migration of this animal, but also to the route that hundreds of foreign ships take every year to catch it. This species summons the fleet, mostly Asian, which crosses the entire … Continue reading The Humboldt squid in the sights

“In Galapagos a political system similar to feudalism rules,” says a former defender of the people in the islands, who denounces pressure his investigative work has received

Milton Castillo was removed from office on July 2. He questioned the investigation of a case of turtle trafficking, now he too has been questioned. July 9, 2021 - 2:06 p.m.Jonathan Palmajpalma@eluniverso.com Milton Castillo, who was removed from office on July 2. The lawyer worked as Ombudsman in Galapagos. Video conference capture. Milton Castillo believes that his … Continue reading “In Galapagos a political system similar to feudalism rules,” says a former defender of the people in the islands, who denounces pressure his investigative work has received

Fishing for giant squid, in international waters between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos, reduces food for sharks

The foreign fleet made up of about 300 ships arrives in July and remains until October. July 7, 2021 - 06h00Xavier Ramos The whale shark, which has fauna associated with it, makes migrations in which it runs into overfishing activities. Photo: COURTESY ALEX HEARN What a whale, a giant squid, sharks, shoals of tuna, birds and … Continue reading Fishing for giant squid, in international waters between the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos, reduces food for sharks