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Chinese Fishing Fleet at Galapagos

Discussion in 'Ocean Conservation' started by divinh, May 9, 2019.

  1. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very sad, I hope the size of the marine reserve is increased and enforced
     
  3. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Don't you sometimes wish you could have access to a U-boat :D
     
  4. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Barracuda

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    Why, submarines are very expensive, and the underwater detonation of a MK48 MOD7 AT warhead with 295kg of PBX is not good for fish either.
    A much better choice would be a RIM-174 missle battery or 2 using enhanced warheads and it's made in the USA too.

    Michael
     
  5. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'd just like to sneak up on them and watch the results though - barstewards
     
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  6. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Equator has two, have that P3 take a break so a mysterious unfortunate accident could happen unobserved. Call it the Galapagos triangle.



    Bob
     
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  7. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Barracuda

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    If Ecuador could be talked into using their subs they would probably use the A184 Mod 3 Torpedo at short range with the standard 250Kg Warhead. The Ecuadorian 209/1300 sub does not currenty have an attack missle capability.

    Michael
     
  8. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Angel Fish

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    Bringing it back to the real world, this seems to be an issue of political will. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is much smaller than the EEZ generated by the Galapagos archipelago. Ecuador is within it's full legal rights to unilaterally expand the Galapagos Marine Reserve to a full 200nmi circle around the islands, which would give the environment a huge buffer zone from predatory fishing. Patrolling it need not be expensive, if appropriate technologies are used. Basic drones and simple twin props can cover an awful lot of sea.
     

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