Meet Your Fisherman
Who caught it: Norman Negrete Vera
Norman participates in the pesca blanca (white fish) fishery in Puerto Ayora, using handline to harvest his catch and selling to the local market upon return. Salty Girl Seafood is working with Conservation International to develop a Fisheries Management Plan with Norman and his fellow pesca blanca fishermen to improve sustainability practices in the Galapagos Islands.
Vessel Name: Valeria Diana
The Valeria Diana is a small fishing vessel known as a panga. These small outboard fishing vessels are used to fish for a number of finfish species throughout the Galápagos.
Know Your Fish
Also known as: Ono, Pacific Kingfish, Ocean Barracuda
Scientific Name: Acanthocybium solandri
When it was caught: May 29, 2014
How it was caught: Handline
Port of Landing: Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This fish is a recommended choice or good alternative across sustainability metrics. The handline artisanal fishery in the Galapagos is working towards a Fisheries Management Plan to ensure sustainable practices.
What does it mean?
Seafood sustainability metrics, certifications and labels all differ - we report the ratings of a few of them to give our customers an easy way to make decisions. Salty Girl Seafood has established our own metric that recognizes fisheries and fishermen that are in the process of moving towards sustainability.