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Ecuador says Chinese fishing fleet off Galapogos has gone dark- Aljazeera

Date: Aug 20, 2020

Ecuador’s armed forces said on Tuesday that dozens of vessels from a predominantly Chinese fishing fleet that is operating near the Galapagos Islands have turned off tracking systems to prevent monitoring of their activities.

Of around 325 ships still fishing in the waters near the ecologically sensitive Galapagos, 149 have at some point in recent months cut off communications, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Darwin Jarrin told reporters.

Some had also changed the vessels’ names to avoid supervision, he said.

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