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Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands – BBC News

Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a fleet of fishing vessels off the Galapagos Islands.

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The Galapagos Islands are a Unesco World Heritage site
Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a huge fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged fishing vessels off its Galapagos Islands.
Patrols are trying to ensure the fleet – which is made up of around 260 vessels – does not enter the delicate eco-system from international waters.
Chinese vessels travel to the region each year in search of marine species.
In 2017, a Chinese vessel was caught in the ma…

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