The government of the Republic of Ecuador has publicly committed to implement the FiTI.

Ecuadorian fishing activities generate annually more than 1,600 million dollars in exports, more than 250 thousand direct and indirect jobs, and contribute to food security.

Since January 2020, the FiTI has been collaborating with stakeholders in Ecuador (government, business, civil society) to raise awareness about the importance of transparency for the country’s marine fisheries sector.

Joined FiTI:11 March 2022
FiTI Lead Ministry:Vice-Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture
FiTI National Lead:Mr. Isidro Andrade, Policy Director
Contact within the FiTI International Secretariat:Mr Nicolás Rovegno
National implementation partner(s):Conservation International – Ecuador

Candidate application

The government of Ecuador has not submitted an official Candidate application to the FiTI International Board yet.

FiTI Reports

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Relevant posts

  • Ecuador launches its FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group, the first in Latin America
    Manta, 30 September 2022. Representatives of public sector institutions, the commercial fishing sector (industrial and artisanal) and civil society met today to launch the National Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) of the FiTI in Ecuador. This launch was led by the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries (MPCEIP), through the Vice-Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries (VAP).
  • Ecuador joins FiTI!
    11 March 2022. Ecuador sets a new precedent by becoming the first country in Latin America to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). This public commitment was announced today by the Vice-Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Andrés Arens J.D., at an event organized by the Ecuadorian Government in the city of Manta.
  • Ecuador takes an important step towards joining the FiTI
    Manta – 26 August 2021. Upon invitation from the Vice-Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries of Ecuador (VMAF) numerous stakeholders from the fisheries sector attended the workshop ‘Socialization of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) with the public and private fisheries sector in Ecuador’.
  • ‘TAKING STOCK – Online Transparency of Fisheries Management Information’ assessments in Latin America
    The FiTI has announced that it will support fisheries authorities in Mexico, Ecuador and Peru in their transparency efforts by conducting a comprehensive baseline assessment of the level of public information available on their marine fisheries sectors.
  • High-level webinar with the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS)
    On 14 October 2020 we conducted a high-level webinar on “Fisheries in the time of COVID-19: Challenges and perspectives for sustainable fisheries in South America”, in collaboration with the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS).