Resolving environmental issues in the southern Brazilian artisanal penaeid-trawl fishery through adaptive co-management

Silva, Catarina N.S., Broadhurst, Matt K., Medeiroa, Rodrigo P., and Dias, José H. (2013) Resolving environmental issues in the southern Brazilian artisanal penaeid-trawl fishery through adaptive co-management. Marine Policy, 42. pp. 133-141.

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Many conventional management strategies have been demonstrated to be ineffective in achieving sustainable fisheries, and new approaches are required to overcome existing environmental, social and economic problems. Adaptive co-management represents the combination of a learning-by-doing approach (adaptive management) involving all related and legitimate stakeholders in the decision-making process (collaborative management). In this study, the relevant experiences from a fishery in southern Brazil are reported. The first section of the paper summarizes the broad history of national fisheries and their management. Then the southern Brazilian artisanal penaeid-trawl fishery is briefly described and the three main problems associated with the common gears used are discussed, including their (1) poor size and species selectivities, (2) poor efficiencies, and (3) their mechanical impacts on benthic habitats. Finally, a framework is proposed to address the environmental and socio-economic issues in the fishery and its implementation discussed via an adaptive co-management approach.

Item ID: 48936
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-9460
Keywords: adaptive co-management; artisanal fishery; fisheries management; Brazil; penaeid trawl; sustainable fisheries
Funders: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Brazil (CNPq), Ministerio da Educacao (ME), Pro-Reitoria de Extensao e Cultura/UFPR (PREC), Laboratorio de Biologia de Peixes, Centro de Estudos do Mar (LBPCE), Reestruturacao e Expansao das Universidades Federais (REUF), Programa Institucional de Bolsas de Iniciacao Cientifica (PIBIC)
Projects and Grants: ME Proext 2013, PREC/UFPR Project PROEC 732/12, ME Edital Proext 2013
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 22:45
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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