CO-MANAGEMENT OF FISHERY RESOURCES IN THE FLOODPLAIN COMMUNITIES OF THE MIDDLE AND LOWER AMAZON RIVER, BRAZIL

Jorge Iván Sánchez-Botero, Danielle Sequeira Garcez, Marcelo Derzi Vidal

Abstract


This study analyzes the results, impacts and lessons learned from the support provided by ProVárzea to two fishery management projects developed in Manacapuru, Amazonas State, and Gurupá, Pará State, between 2004 and 2006. During that period, said projects promoted institutional strengthening, emergence of leadership and improvements to the fishing management system, which was oriented to four species of characiformes and two species of siluriformes, with biomass values and gross revenues that have shown a tendency to increase, but with oscillation of the price per kilogram between the years evaluated only for the region of Gurupá. The fishery resources management model adopted by the institutions and communities supported by ProVárzea represents a new way to integrate the actions of the State with the organized civil society, thus contributing to the social, economic and environmental sustainability of fishing practices in the Amazon.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.31420/uakari.v6i2.94