Huge Chinese fishing fleet accused of ‘raping’ Galapagos on industrial scale- The Times
The Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most important marine reserves, has accused China of pillaging the area’s vital food supplies on an industrial scale.
Satellite and radio tracking data has shown that almost 300 vessels, part of China’s massive “distant-water” fishing fleet, which includes refuelling vessels and fish processing plants, were stationed off the islands in July and August. The ships are understood to have caught several thousand tonnes of squid, tuna and billfish.
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