Archipiélago de las Perlas

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Archipiélago de las Perlas

 

an archipelago of low-lying islands in the Gulf of Panama in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, consisting of numerous large and small islands, belongs to the Republic of Panama. Isla del Rey, the largest island, is a center of pearl fishing.

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En su capitulo muestra como el contexto sociopolitico del Archipielago de Las Perlas (Pacifico panameno) ha derivado en una dinamica de rentabilizacion del territorio fomentada por el auge del turismo residencial.
Por ejemplo, cuando se aprobo la contrata a favor de Prospero Fernandez en 1876, la comision informo que habian consultado las disposiciones del Congreso de Colombia, acerca de la prohibicion de pescar con maquinas en el Archipielago de las Perlas. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con la informacion obtenida, se argumento que la prohibicion existente en Colombia, se debia a la explotacion de que habian sido objeto esas islas desde siglos anteriores.
Quedan muchas interrogantes por despejar, por ejemplo, Fernandez de Oviedo, uno de los pocos cronistas que estuvo en el Istmo, narra que Balboa encontro poblado no solo el Darien, sino las islas del archipielago de Las Perlas y gran parte de la costa hacia el occidente, hasta lo que hoy es la ciudad de Panama.
Fish and Wildlife Service,(1) was detailed to Panama at the request of that Government to determine the cause of a rapid decline since about 1925 in the abundance of pearl oysters around the Archipielago de las Perlas in the Gulf of Panama (Fig.
Nothing has been written about the oyster fishery in the Archipielago de las Perlas since Galtsoff's 1948 survey.
Galtsoff (1950) stated that around the Archipielago de las Perlas the pearl oysters were found from wading zones to depths of about 22 m, but not exceeding 36 m.
The value of the pearls shipped from the New World to Spain is not known, nor is the share contributed by the Archipielago de las Perlas, but occasionally records mentioned the finding of good pearls from the islands.
In the early 1900's, the pearl oyster fishery along the Pacific coast of Panama was well developed; it provided a steady livelihood to a number of communities on the Archipielago de las Perlas and in the Gulf of Chiriqui, especially around Coiba and other islands.
Galtsoff (1950) stated that the income derived from the pearl fishery had been substantial in the various small communities in the Archipielago de las Perlas, where people engaged primarily in fishing.