Conservation Community Calls for Expanding the Galapagos and Cocos Marine Reserves

10 Sep 2021Emily Heber Island Conservation, Mission Blue, Turtle Island Restoration Network, along with more than 10,000 scientists and 150 organizations compel the presidents of Ecuador and Costa Rica to expand the countries marine reserves, in an open letter published in the New York Times. The Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador and Cocos Island, Costa Rica … Continue reading Conservation Community Calls for Expanding the Galapagos and Cocos Marine Reserves

Ecuador eyes new Galapagos marine reserve to limit commercial fishing

7 September 2021Alexandra Valencia and Brian Ellsworth An Ecuadorian navy aircraft is preparing to land in San Cristobal after a fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged ships was detected in an international corridor that borders the Galapagos Islands' exclusive economic zone, in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos QUITO, Sept 7 (Reuters) … Continue reading Ecuador eyes new Galapagos marine reserve to limit commercial fishing

Illegal shark fishing study shows widespread catch of threatened Galapagos species

2 September 2021Enzo M. R. Reyes.Conservation Biology, Massey University The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999′s catch of a dozen different species of sharks is a sign that endangered species need better protection View of the Chinese-flagged ship confiscated by the Ecuadorean Navy in the waters of the Galapagos marine reserve, on August 25, 2017. The … Continue reading Illegal shark fishing study shows widespread catch of threatened Galapagos species

Opinion: Galapagos Rights

12 August 2021Irene Torresirene@octaedro.orgOpinion for El Universo In virtue of the Ecuadorian judicial limbo - which does not confound and almost does not offend - that the ombudsman has named its replacement from jail. The worrying thing is that Zaida Rovira has not been slow to use her functions to remove the provincial delegate in … Continue reading Opinion: Galapagos Rights

ISLAS GALÁPAGOS: EXAMEN DEL ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN

ISLAS GALÁPAGOS: EXAMEN DEL ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN 44 ° período de sesiones del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial HISTORIA DE UN VISTAZO Año de inscripción en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial: 1978Año (s) de inscripción en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en Peligro: 2007-2010Factores que afectan el estado de conservación identificados en informes anteriores >> FACTORES … Continue reading ISLAS GALÁPAGOS: EXAMEN DEL ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN

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