Evaluating Contributions of Small-Scale Fisheries on Food Security via Fisheries Indicators, Economic Inequalities, and Gender

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2023-04-28

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Huff, Arianna
McFarland, Tyler
Martinez, Laura
Laspada, Christian

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Abstract

The contributions of small-scale fisheries (SSF) to food security are underappreciated globally. This issue is further exacerbated in the Galapagos Archipelago, where the majority of food sources are imported from mainland Ecuador. In collaboration with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), our report underscores the contributions of SSF in the Galapagos through the lens of food security, economic inequalities, and gender. Using the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) four pillars of food security – availability, use, access, and stability – we identified catch, price of fish, access based on income, consumption patterns, and nutrition to be the most significant indicators of SSF contributions in the Galapagos. Furthermore, our report includes a toolkit that measures the contributions of SSF, geospatial figures, and policy recommendations to CDF. Our recommendations seek to promote the health of permanent residents through direct access to fresh seafood and to promote sustainable fisheries practices through legislation.

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Master's project

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Nicholas School of the Environment

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Galapagos, Ecuador, Small-Scale Fisheries, SSF, Food Security, Indicators

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Huff, Arianna, Tyler McFarland, Laura Martinez and Christian Laspada (2023). Evaluating Contributions of Small-Scale Fisheries on Food Security via Fisheries Indicators, Economic Inequalities, and Gender. Master's project, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/27200.


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