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Brazil Inland Fisheries: Sustainable Livelihoods and Conservation (2003-2007)

Focusing on the northeast and central-west portions of the country, this project’s overall aim was to create and implement a model for sustainable socio-environmental river management.

In January 2003, building on the success of our Brazil Migratory Fish Conservation project, World Fisheries Trust began an expanded four years project, which places greater emphasis on the social side of Brazilian inland fisheries, including community-based management.

The project focused on the northeast and central-west portions of the country in the basin of the Sao Francisco River, and its overall aim was to create and implement a model for sustainable socio-environmental river management. The project balanced the transfer of "hard" fisheries technologies with an equal social component, and was divided into six sub-projects and cross-cutting themes:

- Building fishing community capacity for co-management

- Building sustainable livelihoods in fishing communities

- Transferring technologies to secure and build the resource

- Developing policies for sustainable fishing and community participation in management

- Creating awareness of Brazilian river fisheries and ecosystems

- Creating opportunities for youth and families

 

 

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OUR PARTNERS

Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)

UFSCar - Pro-rectorship of Extension

UFSCar - Departamento de Genética

UFSCar - Núcleo de Pesquisa e Documentação do Departamento de Ciências Socias

Federação dos Pescadores Artesenais Minas Gerais

Prefeitura Municipal de Três Marias

Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais

Instituto Estadual de Florestas

Minas Gerais

Ministerio do Meio Ambiente: Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e Amazonas Leal

Polícia Militar - Minas Gerais,

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais

Secretaria Especial de Aquiculture e Pesca

Votorantim Metais - Três Marias

Canadian International Development Agency

International Development Research Centre