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Chinese Fishing Fleet Leaves Ecuador, Chile, Peru Scrambling to Respond

A new report suggests the Chinese fishing fleet that mass trawled just off Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands in recent months was fishing illegally in the...

Below, InSight Crime details key elements to take away from this complex case.

  • Alessandro Ford
  • InSight Crime

1. What Did the Fleet Do?

On July 16, the Ecuadorian Navy issued a warning that a foreign fishing fleet of about 260 vessels was stationed just outside Ecuador’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around the…

By the end of July, the fleet had swelled to over 342 vessels, the vast majority Chinese-flagged or Chinese-owned.

Heavily dominated by…

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