Puerto Ayora hosts the Third Galapagos Fisheries Summit Ecuador 2021
23 January 2021
The Third Galapagos Fisheries Summit Ecuador 2021 began this Saturday in Puerto Ayora. National Government authorities, entrepreneurs and artisanal fishermen were present at the inauguration.
Jackson Torres, Deputy Minister of Production and Industries, indicated that such events are important to achieve the reactivation of the economy.
“Dialogue is important, it will help us to improve. It is important that the private and public sectors narrow the dialogue,”he said.
Norman Wray, president of the Galapagos government, thanked the organizer of the event for taking the necessary biosecurity measures, especially with the increase in COVID-19 contagions in the archipelago.
“In the Galapagos, the economic effects of the pandemic are tremendous and I want to thank the artisanal fisheries sector for en ensured the food solidarity of the islands,” he said.
Luigi Benincasa, Executive Director of Atunec, said the summit will discuss the proposal to create a new protected area in the archipelago and [discuss] measures to boost the economy and tourism of the islands.
“We have done everything we can to be here for the well-being of the country despite the fears of the pandemic” he said.
Another topic to be addressed is the evolution of the effects of fishing in and out of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and maritime control in the 200 miles. (I)
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