Closure periods reactivate jobs, especially companies that provide maintenance services to these vessels, like welding, painting, electrical systems, among others.
These activities fuel a bit more the economy of those sectors.
“There are many people who look forward tuna fishing bans to work two or three months in a row,” says Raul Paladines, president of the Puerto Atun company, who runs a private dock located in the Jaramijo are. About 20 ships use this dock.
At the docks of Puerto Atun and Puerto de Manta a fleet of tuna vessels can be seen while they are maintained. In this coastal area there are 112 vessels engaged in tuna fishing, which provide 80% of the raw materials needed by tuna industries.