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China Struggles to Reel In Its Illegal Fishing Abroad

A heap of de-finned sharks stands in an aquatic products trading center on Sept. 13 in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian province. The sharks were caught a year ago by fishermen on a boat from East China’s Shandong province, according the center’s manager. Photo: Zhou Chen/Caixin
A heap of de-finned sharks stands in an aquatic products trading center on Sept. 13 in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian province. The sharks were caught a year ago by fishermen on a boat from East China’s Shandong province, according the center’s manager. Photo: Zhou Chen/Caixin

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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