Chinese jailed for fishing in Galapagos
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A court in Ecuador sentenced the crew if a Chinese ship caught fishing endangered sharks in the Galapagos marine reserve to prison. The Chinese-flagged Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was caught within the protected zone on August 13 with 300 tons of fish-including some 6,000 sharks, mostly protected species such as the hammerhead and the bigeye thresher. The court announced on the third day of the trial against the crew that it was sentencing the ship captain to four years prison for committing an environmental crime with aggravating circumstances.
Chinese jailed for fishing in Galapagos. (2017, August 29). Manila Standard, p. C3.
- Manila Standard