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Issue No:81
  • :0973–1121
  • :June
  • :2019

Samudra Report No.81, June 2019

Brazil / Report

Kickoff Time

Fishers from the Amazon region gathered to exchange ideas about common challenges and opportunities to sustain and develop indigenous fisheries in the light of the SSF Guidelines


This article is by Ana Paula Rainho (anap.rainho@gmail.com), oceanographer and anthropologist, and Ph. D. candidate at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Lorena França (alorenafranca@gmail.com), anthropologist and Ph. D. candidate at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Dafne Spolti (dafne@amazonianativa.org.br), journalist at Operação Amazônia Nativa, Brazil; and Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger (leocavaleri@gmail.com), oceanographer at the Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil


Indigenous peoples of several Amazon regions came together in Manaus in Brazil on March 27-28, 2019, to learn about national and international small-scale fisheries policies at a seminar titled ‘Indigenous Fisheries in Amazon State and the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines)’. The meeting also helped create bridges between indigenous and coastal-marine artisanal fishers’ organizations that have already been consistently discussing the SSF Guidelines for years. Indigenous communities of Amazon...

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