IUU fishing issues
Ecuadorian Navy has carried out naval exercises aimed at combating transnational maritime crimes.
Latin American nations beef up naval power to fight IUU fishing
By Jewel Fraser
As pressure on fish stocks increases worldwide, countries are scaling up their military responses to threats posed by both local and foreign fleets fishing illegally in their territorial waters.
A Huffington Post article noted that Ecuador’s navy and the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) have been patrolling the Galapagos Islands together for some years now in joint operations to combat illegal fishing there.
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