Foto: Áthila Bertoncini/Projeto Ecorais/BrBio
To varying degrees, extractivist fishing represents a source of subsistence and employment, while opening up an array of other possible uses that reinforces the need to implement sustainable practices.
The Project “Support for Marine and Fisheries Research in Rio de Janeiro” is consolidating as an important ally in the quest for new information related to fishing and the environment in Rio state. The Project encompasses fifteen initiatives that study a variety of themes: research on the ecology of endangered or special-interest catch species; coral and rocky coastal ecosystems; invasive marine species; social impacts of oil and gas exploration on traditional communities; female participation in artisanal fishing practices; monitoring of net hauls at port in Rio de Janeiro; and the nutritional importance of target fish species.
Among the measures targeting the orangespot sardine (Sardinella brasiliensis) is a sustainable fishing Management Plan for the species.
The Support for Marine and Fisheries Research in Rio de Janeiro project is an environmental offset measure established through a Consent Decree/Conduct Adjustment Agreement between Chevron Brazil and the Brazilian Ministry for the Environment, with the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund – FUNBIO as implementer.
Marine and Coastal