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Fishermen Receive More Sustainable Circle Hooks

14 January 2014

ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) has delivered 20,000 C15 circle hooks as part of a project to strengthen the capacities of fisherfolk in the coastal region and in the Galapagos Islands in the province of Esmeraldas.

Guillermo Moran, vice minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries, said that the WWF made the first donation of hooks. 

He stressed that the Government and non-governmental organizations are working to develop sustainable fisheries with the implementation of good fishing practices, without neglecting the work of the artisanal fishermen.

Jimmy Martinez, coordinator of WWF fisheries explained that the C15 release hooks allow for fish that are not targeted by the fishery to be released alive. He cited the example of sea turtles.


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