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Support Expanded Protections for the Galápagos
Support Expanded Protections for the Galápagos
Support Expanded Protections for the Galápagos
Open ocean species are at risk due to intensive industrial fishing in the Galápagos region. It is crucial to strengthen the protection of the open water ecosystems around the Galápagos Marine Reserve, and to ensure the sustainable use of marine resources throughout the EEZ surrounding the islands

Photo: Christina Mittermeier/SeaLegacy

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