Conservationists see the expansion of a marine reserve across a wide area of the Pacific from Ecuador to Central America as an important step towards thwarting giant Chinese fishing fleets, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The governments of Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica said the famed Galápagos Islands would be part of a stretch of ocean off-limits to industrial fishing.
“The greatest thing about this is that it is the first multi-country protected area in the world. It is a great step,” said Maximiliano Bello, an international ocean-policy expert for California-based Mission Blue, who advised the Latin American governments.
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