Puerto Lopez’s big fishing problem

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Fisheries & Aquaculture

Puerto Lopez’s big fishing problem
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Estalin Balón Quimis, Juan Carlos Lindao and Pablo Lindao have always been fishermen. Asked how long their families have fished the waters near Puerto Lopez, in Ecuador, they simply reply, “As long as we can remember”. Mr Quimis tells stories of his grandfather fishing close to shore in a small wooden boat.

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