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Issue No:78
  • :January
  • :2018

Samudra Report No.78, January 2018


Planning Blues

Tenure rights in Brazil's small-scale fisheries are fading in the shadows of irrational, poorly designed, and socially and environmentally unjust 'blue planning' processes

This article is by Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger (, Instituto Oceanográfico Universidade de São Paulo, Fabiano Grecco de Carvalho (, Universidade da Região de Joinville, Letícia Haak (, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Dannieli Firme Herbst (, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, and Renata Andressa Poderoso (, Coletivo Memórias do Mar, Brazil

In a recent exposition of challenges facing small-scale fisheries (SSF) in Brazil, Gerhardinger and others (SAMUDRA Report No. 76,May 2017) outlined the dramas faced by fisherfolk leadership, and SSF research and extension agents. Their actions are muddled by a policy arena dominated by corruption at several levels of government, lack of coherent, clearly defined focal points and lasting constructive engagement with government, making them feel like losing the sustainability transition battle to a never-ending agenda of backlashes in civil rights. Ever since, these and other dramas remain,...

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