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

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

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

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

Editorial: “How far does the balance sheet go?”

How far does the balance sheet go? Oswaldo Ramón Rosero Quirós. MSc 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 … Continue reading Editorial: “How far does the balance sheet go?”

The Bitter Aftertaste of China’s Hunger for South American Food

The Bitter Aftertaste of China’s Hunger for South American Food China’s quest for food security is exacerbating environmental crises like deforestation and overfishing in South American countries. By Agostina Blengino and Jordy PasaNovember 12, 2020 While food security is a grave concern all across the world, to China it is an exceptionally crucial matter. With its population of … Continue reading The Bitter Aftertaste of China’s Hunger for South American Food

Attorney General, Diana Salazar, must report on the criminal proceedings regarding the illegal fishing of shark fins near Galapagos

Attorney General, Diana Salazar, must report on the criminal proceedings regarding the illegal fishing of shark fins near Galapagos November 9, 2020 - 4:39 p.m. The Biodiversity Commission will summon three State officials to report on their actions against the seizure of shark fins in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ecuador. Courtesy Quito - The … Continue reading Attorney General, Diana Salazar, must report on the criminal proceedings regarding the illegal fishing of shark fins near Galapagos