Colombian Navy arrests 3 Ecuadorians for illegal fishing in protected area

Elements of the Colombian Navy advanced an operation of maritime interdiction in the sanctuary of Fauna and Flora of Malpelo, in the jurisdiction of Valle del Cauca. During the operation, they seized 270 kilos of illegal fish on an Ecuadorian flagged vessel, with three Ecuadorian crew members on board. The operation was carried out by the Coast Guard of the Pacific Naval Force, with support from the ARC Ocean Patrol “Punta Soldado.” The military intercepted a fishing vessel, named “Karla Juliet,” whose occupants were operating fishing activities illegally and indiscriminately. During the inspection of the boat, illegal fish specimens were…

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