This women's cooperative on the island of Isabela in the Galápagos Islands is providing jobs for unemployed women and sustainable economic alternatives for fishermen. This small-scale business is decreasing pressure on an already overexploited fishery by focusing on added value rather than scale in its production of smoked fish.
In 2006, the Asociación de Mujeres de Isabela won the Equator Prize which is awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This video was created as part of our Biodiversity for Local Livelihoods project.
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