Pacífico Libre está conformado 14 organizaciones ambientalistas y animalistas y nos declaramos en emergencia por la situación que vive el país respecto a la pesca ilegal, no declarada ni reglamentada. 

Miles de ecuatorianos estamos indignados con la detención de un barco de bandera china con cerca de 300 toneladas de fauna marina en las islas de Galápagos, Patrimonio Natural de la humanidad. Entre estas toneladas se encontraban tiburones martillo, sedoso, zorro y mako, algunos en vías de extinción o cerca de estarlo. Esta pesca descomunal atenta gravemente contra nuestra naturaleza y debe cesar de inmediato.

PACIFICO LIBRE

More than 100 fishing boats have been identified in just the southern part of the Galapagos and there are estimated to be many, many more. Despite the slight increase in monitoring, we stand firmly against our national marine resources being used to supply the demands of illegal fisheries.

It is time to speak out and deal with this devastating practice. We need to be heard internationally in order to defend our natural heritage and this amazing planet.

Our mission is to achieve strict monitoring and regulation of fishing in the Galapagos marine reserve, proper investigation and enforcement towards offenders, and a strengthening of the Ecuadorian Navy to control these protocols.

We also demand that decree 902, which allows the commercialization of shark fins acquired via bycatch, be revised, as it acts as a legal loophole for targeted shark finning and does not consider catch quotas or protected species.