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Chinese fishermen jailed for massive illegal fish and shark haul in the Galapagos Islands

A group of Chinese fishermen have been jailed and fined a whopping $7.5 million just weeks after shocking photos emerged of their ship’s hull filled with endangered sharks. Twenty Chinese fisherman were sentenced to between three and four years jail time in Ecuador after authorities found 272 tonnes of frozen marine animals apparently from the Galapagos Marine Reserve, including protected sharks.,,  “There were thousands, if not tens of thousands, of sharks,” Mr Salinas recalled. “This is going to be historic. The biggest seizure of sharks in the history of the Galapagos, for sure.” Photos, click here to read the story 19:22

Paul Fraser back in the Slammer for refusing to sign release conditions

paul fraser 3Paul Garrett Fraser of Eighth Street is charged with mischief by interfering with the lawful use of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans building on Westmount Road. On Friday, he represented himself at a bail hearing and the court was prepared to release him provided he sign the list of conditions. Fraser took objection to the clause ordering he keep the peace. As a result, provincial court Judge David Ryan denied bail and ordered Fraser return court Tuesday Read the rest here 07:53