‘Raping the Galapagos’: Chinese fishing boats, COVID threaten Ecuador’s Unesco site
Posted at Oct 25 10:04 AM
By some estimates, China has a ‘distant water’ fleet of 17,000 vessels that has been involved in fishing conflicts off the coast of Ecuador. Without visitors traveling to the outer islands, no one is watching for poaching or picking up the litter and plastic floating in from the mega-fleets.
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