Environment Galapagos

Minister Fritschi Enhances Galapagos and Guayas Sustainability

Minister Fritschi Enhances Galapagos and Guayas Sustainability

Minister Sade Fritschi Delivers Benefits to Strengthen Biosecurity in Galapagos and Sustainable Fishing Production in Guayas, reports Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment. 

As part of her agenda in Guayaquil on May 10th, the Minister of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition, Sade Fritschi, officially announced the delivery of benefits to strengthen biosecurity in Galapagos and sustainable fishing production in Guayas.

In this regard the minister delivered:

  • Four scanners to enhance inspection activities in Guayaquil, San Cristóbal, and Santa Cruz.
  • Two marine drones for the Marine Unit to facilitate better inspection of the hulls of vessels entering the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
  • 76 vests to support biosecurity checks conducted by inspectors at PuertoGal, Puerto de Santa Cruz, and Puerto de San Cristóbal.

 

Thanks to the cooperation of the Sustainable Environmental Investment Fund – Galapagos Invasive Species Control Fund (FIAS – FEIG) and the support of the Galapagos Special Regime Government Council, actions to control biosecurity will be optimized, inspection processes improved, communication enhanced, and the entry of foreign species into the islands further prevented through the management promoted by the Galapagos Biosecurity and Quarantine Regulation and Control Agency (ABG).

With these actions, which had an investment of USD 342,896, more than 36,000 inhabitants of Galapagos will benefit.

Subsequently, Minister Fritschi delivered five Sustainable Use and Custody Agreements for Mangroves to organizations in the province of Guayas:

  • Association of Crab Traders “Los Ceibos” (1,884 hectares)
  • Association of Artisanal Fishing Production “Los Cascajitos” (126 hectares)
  • Association of Bioaquatic Products Fishing Production Community Bella Vista (1,563 hectares)
  • Association of Fishing Production of Mangrove Cerrito de Los Morreños (4,025 hectares)
  • Association of Fishing Production and Bioaquatic Products Puerto Libertad (2,113 hectares)
  • With this new delivery, there are currently a total of 68 active agreements and 77,069 hectares of mangroves under this conservation policy.

 

The MAATE, led by Minister Sade Fritschi, promotes development and conservation for the benefit of all Ecuadorians.

 


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