Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  42 / 54 Next Page
Show Menu
Previous Page 42 / 54 Next Page
Page Background


The activities linked to the fishing activity allow to think about the obtaining of local

added values, on the basis of canning, drying, smoking, extracts and flours with markets in

Continental Chile and overseas.

It is also possible to hold a port for the support of foreign fishing fleets in this island. They

abound in waters of these latitudes and they do not have a port for their repairs, supplying,

deposits and other services that they can require.

In this sense, and simultaneously to lower the price of the cost of local life, it is necessary

to think about the establishment of a “Free Port” or “Duty Free Area” in this Fishing Island.

The implementation of the fishing activity and its linked activities must be carefully located

in the island to avoid the pollution that it can cause to the other islands in the olfactory

aspect, in the visual aspect and because of its remainders.

The fresh water resource is very important for this activity but the sea water is suitable in all

the aspects for washing and cleaning with just a partial treatment of its salinity. 

Anyway, it is basic to look for some renewable power resources to allow a suitable

development of the economic activity of the island without depending on the high costs of

petroleum. In this field, we believe it is advisable to prospect the Solar Energy, the Aeolian

Energy and the Energy of the Waves, without denying the possibility of exhausting all the

chances of detecting the existence of fossil resources and of looking for possibilities of

hydraulic, bioenergetics and geothermal energy.

Suitably located, each activity of this Fishing Island, without damaging the beauty and the

landscape of the island, nor contaminating the life of its permanent and floating inhabitants,

can provide, in addition to an important number of primary and secondary workplaces, a

set of new tourist resources through its creeks and its colorful activity at the edge of the sea,

artisan activity, and culinary activities.

The authority that administers this islandmust, as the other six islands, respect the common

agreements that are for the well-being of all of them and find together the solution for the

problems in which they are total or partially involved.

5.- Farming And Forest Island

The exploitation of the firewood and the wood as the only historical fuel, along with the

increase in the population during the 16


, 17


 and 18


 centuries and the cultural decay of

the 19


 century, that is completed with the exploitation of the sheep and the horse during

the current century [20


 C.], have destroyed, because of the erosion of the water and the

wind, 90% of the soils of the island.

The Farming And Forest Island has now no trees, shrubs and great grass. Torrential rains

wash and wash the cover of the soil, the water is not retained, the evaporation quickly

transforms the soil into dust and the strong winds scatter it in the air and the sea

Surely the humidity has diminished at the ground level, no climatic complaints because of

the vegetation that no longer exists are made, and the few water springs that originally seem