Tuna Company located in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and subsidiary of StarKist Co.

  • Began operations in 1991
  • A team of 1,500
  • Capacity of 180 MT/day
  • Freezer Capacity 5,300 MT


Galapesca S.A, a subsidiary of the Starkist group, feeds people healthily and nutritionally with tuna products, complying with the highest standards of quality, safety and security.


Elevate our business reaching more people, with the best of the sea.

Corporate Values

• Respect
• Commitment
• Communication
• Responsibility
• Continuous improvement


• Co-founder of “International Seafood Sustainability Foundation”, committed to a science-based approach to identifying sustainable practices in all tuna fisheries.
• Dolphin Safe Certification.
• Quality Assurance Policy to comply or exceed the expectations of our customer.
• Regulations compliance in all our products.


StarKist maintains operations in Ecuador through its subsidiary Galapesca S.A.

  • #1 shelf-stable Tuna Brand in the U.S.A.
  • Long standing tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust.
  • First to introduce in the US the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch® and StarKist Tuna Creations®.
  • First in the US to introduce the dolphin-safe policy.
  • Plants in Ecuador and American Samoa.


Starkist Co. is a subsidiary of Dongwon Industries.

  • Dongwon Group is one of the largest business group in Korea with affiliates in various fields including fisheries distribution, general food products, packaging materials and industrial materials, logistics, communication and construction.
  • Dongwon Industries is one of the world’s largest tuna company with operations in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans.