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Chinese Fishermen Caught Off Ecuador With 300 Tons of Protected Marine Life On Board

A Chinese crew of 20 fishermen has been detained in Ecuador after being found on a vessel that carried 300 tons of frozen marine animals, including protected species.

The crew, aboard Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, was detained Sunday near the island of San Cristobal, which happens to be one of the most important of its kind in the Galapagos archipelago. UNESCO declared it as a World Natural Heritage in 1978 for its teeming fauna and flora, teleSUR noted.