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Ecuador jails Chinese fishermen found with 6,000 sharks

SANTA CRUZ: An Ecuadorean judge has jailed 20 Chinese fishermen for up to four years for illegally fishing off the Galapagos Islands, where they were caught with 6,600 sharks. The Chinese-flagged ship Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was apprehended in mid-August with some 300 tonnes of near-extinct or endangered species, including hammerhead sharks. The crew received jail time of between one and four years, the judge said late on Sunday. They were also fined a total of $5.9 million. Ecuador’s foreign ministry said it had sent a…