China Struggles to Reel In Its Illegal Fishing Abroad
In August, a Chinese reefer ship was detained by Ecuadorean authorities within the ecologically rich Galapagos Marine reserve with a gruesome haul onboard — 6,223 shark carcasses.
Crew members of the ship — named the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 — appealed criminal charges filed in a Galapagos court, but in November, judges in Ecuador’s Guayas province maintained that the captain and crew were guilty of the possession and transport of protected species.
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