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This is a social initiative that integrates various actors related to the artisanal fishing sector in the department of Chocó – Colombia. Its purpose is to promote initiatives related to the qualification of marine-coastal economic activities, mainly fishing, in different areas, benefiting the inhabitants of the northern pacific territory of Chocó.
Its origins are related to the demands of artisanal fishing communities, who in the search to improve and enhance the scope of their artisanal fishing practices, saw in the organization of their community management processes and in the generation of an institutionality of territorial representativeness, an effective strategy to face the negative impacts generated by industrial fishing in their territory.
The CIG-PA was born in 1998, during the first meeting of artisanal fishermen of the Gulf of Tribugá; it had a first period of management until approximately 2003. From 2003 to 2007, the GIC-PA underwent a recess for its subsequent reactivation.
The GIC-PA agenda is focused on the functional and strategic articulation of community and institutional actors that have some level of interference in the dynamics of artisanal fisheries, actively involving the participation of territorial authorities and promoting the generation of synergies through collaborative work schemes, according to the levels of competence and responsibility of all sectors (public and private) involved.