What’s Going in the Galápagos Islands?

What's happening in the Galápagos Islands? Since the shutdown On March 16, Ecuador shut down all travel on the mainland and in the Galapagos Islands. The economy is almost entirely dependent on tourism and the Galapagos were just about to enter their high season. Without tourism, the economy ground to a halt and many are going hungry with no end in sight. As months turned into weeks, a number of different local solutions from residents have been proposed, including: Reintroduce long-line fishing for local fisherman Open airports to direct international flights instead of stopping in Guayaquil, where the pandemic is worse Redistribute jobs to permanent residents Suspend rent/bill payments during state of emergency Officials stand by local conservation policies & have not loosened local fishing regulations. Many feel that their voices are not being heard as they start to go hungry. SHARK FIN SEIZURE