Researchers’ training in Belém
Conserving fisheries depends on engaging local fishers and finding ways they can improve the living they make from sustainably using their resource. To do that, it's imperative to first understand how much money people are currently making from fish, starting with the fishermen and then the players who take it on its way to end markets. Recently, CSF Brazil completed a survey to map three artisanal fisheries’ "value chains" in the Brazilian states of Amapá, Maranhão and Pará, near the mouth of the Amazon. CSF worked with young researchers and local organizations on collecting production, processing and distribution data through interviews with fishermen.
Interview with fisherman in Pará state. Photo credit: Fernanda Barbosa de Carvalho
In Amapá and Pará, our teams collected data about the regional shrimp value chain in ten communities. In Maranhão, they collected data about the Piticaia and Banco shrimp value chain in eight communities in Reentrâncias Maranhenses. And in Pará, they collected data about the Uçá crab value chain in twelve communities.
Interview with fishermen in Pará state. Photo credit: Fernanda Barbosa de Carvalho
These data complement the data previously collected during three participatory workshops at the end of 2015. They also complement data collected in previous surveys conducted on other parts of the value chains for these species through interviews with middlemen, fair vendors, industry and restaurants owners, as well as with representatives of regulatory and aid agencies.
Workshop held in November 2015 in Macapá, in Amapá state. Photo credit: Marion Le Failler
The next phase of the project is data analysis and mapping the value chains. These reports will be published in the second half of this year. This project is conducted in partnership with Fundo Vale and in cooperation with the project Pesca Sustentável na Costa Amazônica coordinated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Please click here for more information.
Projects or courses this news item is about:Mapping the Value Chain of Artisanal Fisheries of the Brazilian Amazon Coast
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