Initiative Pêches Côtières


Sustainability, the circular economy and conservation are concepts that have become a part of the vocabulary of artisanal fishers and entrepreneurs in Galapagos. 

Artisanal fisheries protect marine biodiversity, but the market is an uneven playing field: small-scale fishers and fish workers find solutions to safeguard their ecosystems and livelihoods.

In Ecuador and Peru, more and more coastal fishing communities understand the need to protect marine ecosystems by building sustainable business models.

The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) management looks at people and their environment in a holistic way in order to achieve socially, environmentally and economically sustainable fisheries.

Empowering women in fisheries value chains is key to ensuring thriving coastal communities and ecosystems and to achieving the SDGs.

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