Galapagos Islands : a hotspot of sea cucumber fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean

  title={Galapagos Islands : a hotspot of sea cucumber fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Toral-Granda},
  • Verónica Toral-Granda
  • Published 2009
The sea cucumber fishing activities started in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, in 1991 after the collapse of this venture in mainland Ecuador. Although there is only one species (Isostichopus fuscus) that can be legally harvested in the Galapagos Islands, oriental scouts have promoted the illegal capture of Stichopus horrens, Holothuria kefersteini and H. atra, with no biological or ecological information available for these species. Fishing operations in Galápagos are restricted to the… CONTINUE READING
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