Galapagos National Park resolved the case, Reina del Cisne

This order was issued within the administrative process established by the No. 107-2011 gave breach of catching proteced species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

Reina del Cisne








In mid-September 2011, the Navy captured the boat Reina del Cisne (Swan Queen), as it entered illegally in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The survey further confirmed, that the vessel had in its hold 81 bodies of sharks, four different species.

Immediately, the Galapagos National Park Service established the administrative process 107-2011, to judge this violation based on the Codification of the Law of Forestry and Conservation of Natural Areas and Wildlife and the Law on Special Regime for the Conservation and Development Sustainable Galapagos Province.

In addition, it ordered the seizure of the vessel Reina del Cisne with registration No. P-02-00092, with all its equipment and gear, as well as fiber F / M-registered Swan Queen of B-04-05222 , F / M Child Kike-registered B-04-07075.

The Galapagos Marine Reserve was created by the Special Law for Galapagos and it was determined the prohibition of industrial fishing activity, it being reserved for artisanal fishermen and boats in the islands. Within the protected area is expressly prohibited the capture, marketing and movement of sharks, and the use of so-called longline fishing gear.