Chinese fishing fleets threatening fragile Galapagos ecosystem

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Chinese fishing fleets threatening fragile Galapagos ecosystem” – below is their description.

    It is one of the remotest places on earth – rich in marine life and home to unique species of wildlife – but even the Galapagos islands have not escaped the impact of the pandemic.

    And now Chinese industrial fishing fleets have also been plundering the waters off the Galapagos coast – putting its fragile ecosystem under even further strain.

    Officials are rushing to vaccinate the population – in an effort to revive the islands’ multi-million pound tourism industry on which it so heavily depends.

    Our Latin America correspondent Guillermo Galdos reports.

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