Fishing in Galapagos

Fishing is one of the oldest and most important cultural and socio-economic activities in Galapagos.

We share with you some information about this activity in Galapagos:

More than 60 marine species are caught, including coastal, deep-sea, and pelagic fish, spiny lobsters, slipper lobster, octopus, churos (snails), and canchalaguas (chitons).
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This activity is carried out exclusively with small boats and traditional artisanal methods such as snorkeling or hookah diving, using handlines or fishing rods, and trolling.
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The fishers are organized in four fishing cooperatives and one association, established on three populated islands.
In Galapagos, fishing can generate more than 2 million dollars per year, it’s a source of employment for more than 500 men and women of the sea and their families, and it’s fundamental for the food security of the inhabitants of the archipelago.

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food system

An adequate diet is essential for the health, well-being, and development of the Galapagos community.

The inhabitants of the islands have the right to a varied and balanced diet that provides the necessary nutrients to lead a healthy and active life that satisfies its cultural preferences.

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The food system concept is relatively new and is under continuous revision and construction. However, it is now increasingly accepted that a food system consists of all the elements (environment, population, resources, processes, institutions, and infrastructure) and activities related to the production, marketing, processing, distribution, preparation, consumption, governance, and knowledge; as well as the results of these activities in regards to nutrition, emotional and physical health, socioeconomic growth, equity, and environmental sustainability.

In the CFI - CF Ecuador project, we are understanding the process of the food system in the Galapagos through a participative and holistic approach, mainly focusing on its insularity.

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Women's participation

in the Galapagos food system

Today, we live in a serious economic and social inequality that has a greater impact on women worldwide. In Latin America, for example, the pandemic has reduced the possibility of women’s participation in the workplace, reaching figures from 20 years ago. These figures replicate and exponentially reproduce many cases in the Galapagos Islands.

To learn more about these impacts, we invite you to see the discussion The Role of Women in the Food Systems of Galapagos: in this event, six valuable women were invited to discuss the challenges and achievements within their projects in different productive sectors, as well as the value chain in the Galapagos food systems.

Today, we live in a serious economic and social inequality that has a greater impact on women worldwide.

In Latin America, for example, the pandemic has reduced the possibility of women’s participation in the workplace, reaching figures from 20 years ago. These figures replicate and exponentially reproduce many cases in the Galapagos Islands.

To learn more about these impacts, we invite you to see the discussion The Role of Women in the Food Systems of Galapagos: in this event, six valuable women were invited to discuss the challenges and achievements within their projects in different productive sectors, as well as the value chain in the Galapagos food systems.

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Galápagos, Ecuador 
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Av. Charles Darwin s/n, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador

+593 99 735 6795

info@pescagalapagos.ec

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