A new Social Progress Index (IPS) makes it possible to measure for the first time both the comprehensive performance of a community beyond income level, as well as the well-being of people according to their participation in the fishing sector.

The research was carried out by the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development CLACDS-INCAE, through a consultancy funded by Fundación MarViva.

The study measured 59 indicators or variables and the results of the Social Progress Index were obtained to compare the levels of well-being between the population group not linked to the fishing sector and the population group linked to this economic activity.