29.06.2018 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

O Camarão regional-da-amazônia no Estado do Amapá: as cadeias de valor da pesca artesanal de camarão e caranguejo na Costa Amazônica do Brasil

This is the second volume of the series presented by the Sustainable Fisheries Project on the Amazon Coast (PeSCA), a partnership between Fundo Vale and UNESCO in cooperation with CSF-Brasil and Mitsui Bossan do Brasil Foundation. Its objective is to promote and support the sustainable development of artisanal fishing value chains of various species of crab and shrimp in municipalities in the states of Maranhão, Amapá and Pará. This region of the Brazilian Amazon, rich in coastal and marine biodiversity, is home to the largest continuous stretch of mangroves on the planet and extends over 1,500 km.

The volume on the performance of the PeSCA Project in Amapá in a territorial area of great relevance to the estuarine ecosystem, identified that the way of life of the fishermen and extractivist populations of the studied communities is closely linked to the forest, so that the vegetal extractivism and shrimp fishing are complementary activities in most of these communities. In this context, açaí is an important source of income for these populations, along with other products taken from plant extractivism. The amazon-region shrimp is one of the most exploited and consumed freshwater species in the entire Amazon estuary. Although the importance of shrimp fishing for fishing families is undeniable, information on the production chain is still scarce, especially in relation to the volume produced and marketed. There is a significant participation of women in the fishing activity, especially in shrimp fishing, in the communities involved.

(Serie Pesca Sustentável na Costa Amazônica, 2)

Brasilia: Fundo Vale, 2018. 198 p. il. ISBN: 978-85-65906-03-6

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