Ecuador punishes ship owner, captain for illegal shark catch with $5.9 million fine and jail time

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Via Global Fishing Watch

"The Ecuadoran government demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting its waters from illegal activity today when it handed down a $5.9 million fine to a Chinese refrigerated cargo vessel owner and a four year prison sentence to its captain for the illegal transport of sharks and shark fins in the protected waters of the Galapagos."

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