Press release PR.C.P003.R002 - 2009-10-19 - No. 124
Fishermen in Galapagos help to preserve their heritage
The coastal cleaning project represents a job alternative for this percentage of the population.
All waste is transferred to the ports.
As an alternativa to Offset the effect caused by the closure of the sea cucumber fishermen in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, the Participatory Management Board agreed that the Director of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG) allocate funds to finance several trips fishers involved in the fisheries of sea cucumber 2007 and 2008, for Coastal Cleanup.
Each fishing cooperative called the fishermen would benefit in this alternative activity for the conservation of marine ecosystems in the archipelago.
In Santa Cruz, were 12 fishermen in 4 fibers that cleared the coast of the island of Santa Cruz and Santiago, collecting a total of 3850 kilos of rubbish. In Isabela, three fibers were cleaning the southeast and southwest of the island, collecting 970 kilos of waste.
In San Cristobal, in coordination with the Cooperative Artisanal Fish Production from San Cristobal (COPES), identified 16 sectors for collecting inorganic garbage.
Two boats, 14 fibers and 50 fishermen about Coastal Cleanup underway around the island of St. Kitts and Spanish, an activity that is paid by the DPNG.
All trash collected on the coasts is transferred to the ports, where records are kept of these wastes, taking data as weight, material type, size, among others, the classification is subsequently performed and given appropriate treatment.
Prepared by Public Relations Process Galapagos National Park
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