The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 at the time of its capture. (Courtesy of Ecuadorian navy)
“Ghost poachers” are still at large after the biggest shark-smuggling bust in Galapagos history
On Aug. 13, Ecuadorian authorities intercepted a Chinese ship crossing the Galapagos Marine Reserve, one of the most heavily protected nature reserves in the world. Its crew, who now face jail time in Ecuador for environmental crimes, were likely not the fishermen.
Shark diversity and abundance is highest in remote reefs, as far as 25 hours away …