23 Sep '11, 10pm

Another Industrial Shark Fishing Vessel is Apprehended in Galapagos

Another Industrial Shark Fishing Vessel is Apprehended in Galapagos

Another Industrial Shark Fishing Vessel is Apprehended in Galapagos Inspectors pull the dead sharks from the hold of the vessel. Photo: Tim Watters Galapagos hasn’t fully recovered from the one of the largest shark poaching cases this past July, when yet another vessel was caught inside the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) just this past week. The Ecuadorian Navy apprehended the Reina del Cisne , an industrial fishing vessel from Manta, on September 16, 2011. The navy found the industrial fishing vessel six nautical miles inside the GMR. The Reina del Cisne, together with two small boats, was equipped with longlines, a fishing method prohibited by Galapagos regulations. Upon inspection of the mothership, dozens of dead sharks were found in their holds. The navy ordered the vessel to San Cristobal Island for further inspection, where it has been detained pending the ongoing i...

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