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Archive - March 2018


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Galapagos Guides Ring Alarm Bells over New Longline Fishing Threat

The contentious issue of commercial longline fishing in the Galapagos Islands has once again reared its ugly head. As its name suggests, the practice involves using a long fishing line, sometimes several miles in length, with baited hooks at regular intervals.  Environmentalists decry the practice because of the high number of non-targeted species, known as by-catch, that are often caught alongside the intended catch–large pelagic species, such as albacore and swordfish. 

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