The project

This project is part of the Coastal Fisheries Initiative - Challenge Fund (CFI - CF). This initiative is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its objective is to strengthen the capacity of government institutions, the private sector, and local fishing communities to generate a line of responsible investments for those seeking profits in the coastal fisheries of Ecuador, Peru, Indonesia, and East Africa.

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The CFI - CF in Ecuador is implemented by the World Bank Group with the support of a consortium made up of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, Conservation International, Presencing Institute y Commonland. It was agreed with the Ecuadorian government to center the project in Galapagos, since the economy of the islands is different from the rest of the country due to its isolation and its high dependence on international nature-based tourism.

The project takes into consideration the Galapagos 2030 Plan of the Governing Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos and the Galapagos Protected Areas Management Plan for Good Living of the Galapagos National Park Directorate.

What are we trying to achieve?

What are we trying to achieve?

Our goal
is to promote participative processes and bring technical support to the stakeholders of the seafood system of Galapagos.

What do we do?

We will enable the implementation of participative processes that allow new ways of listening and dialoguing with all the stakeholders of the seafood system of Galapagos in order to:

1

Build

a vision of the seafood system of Galapagos.
2

Identify

prototypes that help make this vision a reality.
3

Design

a social marketing strategy for the vision of the seafood system of Galapagos.
4

Build

public-private alliances within the seafood system of Galapagos.
5

Coach

and train the entrepreneurs of the seafood system of Galapagos.
6

Provide

technical support to develop models and business plans for seafood entrepreneurship in Galapagos, this way they are ready for public or private investment.
7

Develop

an analysis of public sector needs for effective fisheries management.
8

Assess

the main fisheries of Galapagos with the FAO Fisheries Performance Assessment Tool (FPAT) methodology.
¿Con quiénes trabajamos?

Who do we work with?

Our main strategic partners are all the people involved in the seafood system of Galapagos.

Who do we work with?

Our main strategic partners are all the people involved in the seafood system of Galapagos.

¿Con quiénes trabajamos?

Where are we?

The Galapagos archipelago is located approximately 1,000 km west of mainland Ecuador. It is made up of 13 islands and more than 200 islets occupying an area of about 8,000 km2. The Galapagos Islands are globally recognised as an example of conservation and management of natural systems, as well as for maintaining intact evolutionary processes that allow us to better understand the creation of new species. They inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in 1835, a scientific revolution to this day. Both its marine and terrestrial zones are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The archipelago is made up of two protected areas: the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve. 3% of the territory is occupied by human settlements and agricultural and livestock areas. These settlements only occur on five islands, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela, Floreana, and Baltra. The human population is 32,000, with a floating population, mainly tourists and visitors, which, before the COVID-19 pandemic, reached more than 270,000 per year.

The archipelago is made up of two protected areas: the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve. 3% of the territory is occupied by human settlements and agricultural and livestock areas. These settlements only occur on five islands, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela, Floreana, and Baltra. The human population is 32,000, with a floating population, mainly tourists and visitors, which, before the COVID-19 pandemic, reached more than 270,000 per year.

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Av. Charles Darwin s/n, Puerto Ayora, 
Galápagos, Ecuador 
+593 99 735 6795 
info@pescagalapagos.ec

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

+593 99 735 6795

info@pescagalapagos.ec

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Presencing
Commonland
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Commonland
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