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  • :0976 1121
  • :December
  • :2020

Samudra Report No.84, December 2020

 

Brazil / SSF Guidelines

A Many-sided Munificence

A seminar discussed how the SSF Guidelines can help improve the management of a fish species in the Amazon rainforest territory


This article is by ICSF Member Ana Paula Rainho (rainho.anap@gmail.com) and Lorena França (alorenafranca@gmail.com), both PhD students in anthropology at the Santa Catarina Federal University (UFSC), Brazil; Beatriz Mesquita (mesquitabia@hotmail.com), also an ICSF Member and a SSF researcher in the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Recife-PE, Brazil; and Dafne Spolti (dafne@amazonianativa.org.br), a journalist at Operação Amazônia Nativa, Brazil


The fisheries in Brazil’s state of Amazonas range from a multiplicity of fishing practices to a diversity of conflicts and realities. How indigenous fishers of varying ethnicities see their sector is not very well known. This emerged in fine detail in a seminar on indigenous fisheries in Amazonas and the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines); it was held on March 27-28, 2019. Participants spoke about conflicts, demands and opportunities in their territories. The subject that drew the maximum interest was the fishing management of the pirarucu species...

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