U.S. Responds After Hundreds of Chinese Vessels Found Illegally Fishing Near Galápagos Islands
On Sunday Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issued a statement in response to China’s
“predatory” fishing practices near the Galápagos Islands.
Last week reports began to surface of nearly 260 Chinese fishing vessels that were “very close” to the exclusive economic zone around the Galápagos. In years past the Chinese fleet has been accused of overfishing and damaging Ecuador’s efforts to protect marine life in the waters surrounding the Galápagos. Despite a statement from the Chinese Embassy that their vessels are operating legally and “don’t represent...
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