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July 31, 2020 - BBC

Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands

Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands
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Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a huge fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged fishing vessels off its Galapagos Islands.

Patrols are trying to ensure the fleet - which is made up of around 260 vessels - does not enter the delicate eco-system from international waters. Chinese vessels travel to the region each year in search of marine species.

Unchecked Chinese fishing just on the edge of the protected zone is ruining Ecuador's efforts to protect marine life in the Galápagos," he said.

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