In mid-August, a patrol boat in Galapagos National Park discovered an illegal Chinese fishing boat with over 300 tons of shark fins. The fishermen have been sentenced to prison.
Fourth Element introduces OceanPositive 2017 swimwear collection, made from recycled ghost fishing nets.
Inventor Boyan Slat made a splash when he introduced his Ocean Cleanup Array. Plans to launch a test unit were pushed from 2016 to the end of this year off the American west coast.