August 6, 2020

China bans its fleet from fishing off Galapagos reserve

Beijing (AFP) – China has banned its vessels from fishing off the Galapagos Marine Reserve from September to November, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after Ecuador expressed concern over a massive fleet in the area.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular briefing that China and Ecuador have been “maintaining friendly communication through bilateral channels” on the matter.But China has decided on a three-month fishing ban in the high seas west of the marine reserve — which covers an area of around 133,000 square kilometres (51,000 square miles) — a move Wang…


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