CASE STUDY OF THE TECHNICAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES 
IN THE ESTUARY OF PATOS LAGOON, BRAZIL

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1075 - FIRO/C1075 (En)


CASE STUDY OF THE TECHNICAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES
IN THE ESTUARY OF PATOS LAGOON, BRAZIL


A methodology for assessment


Edited by

Daniela C. Kalikoski
Former Professor
Institute of Humanities and Information
Federal University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, Brazil

Marcelo Vasconcellos
Professor
Institute of Oceanography
Federal University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, Brazil


 

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2012


Kalikoski, D.C.; Vasconcellos, M.
Case study of the technical, socio-economic and environmental conditions of small-scale fisheries in the estuary of Patos Lagoon, Brazil: a methodology for assessment.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1075. Rome, FAO. 2012. 190 pp.

ABSTRACT

This document presents an assessment of small-scale fisheries of the Patos Lagoon estuary, Brazil, using a custom-designed fisheries census methodology. Complementary information was sourced from a literature review, secondary data and in-depth semi-structured interviews. The assessment provides a complete picture of the technical, environmental and socio-economic conditions of these fisheries, including information on the number of fishery-dependent people, fishing effort, technologies and practices, trends in production and resource abundance, income and market, livelihood strategies, community-based organizations, formal institutions established by co-management, and the access to public policies. Results obtained in this study contribute to an improved understanding of the current status and vulnerabilities of local small-scale fisheries. Based on these results, the document discusses and recommends strategies to enhance livelihood security and sustainable use of resources. Lessons learned using the study methodology is presented foreseeing its application and adaptation to assess small-scale lagoon fisheries in other locations.



Table of Contents

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Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms

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1. INTRODUCTION

 
   

2. METHODOLOGY

 
   

3. STATUS OF ARTISANAL FISHERIES IN THE PATOS LAGOON ESTUARY

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4. SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF ARTISANAL FISHERIES

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5. ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND FISHERIES GOVERNANCE

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6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  
   

6. REFERENCES

  
   

ANNEX 1: SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES USED IN THE CENSUS OF ARTISANAL FISHERIES IN THE PATOS LAGOON ESTUARY

ANNEX 2: AGENDA AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS OF THE STUDY INCEPTION WORKSHOP

ANNEX 3 AGENDA AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS OF THE FINAL WORKSHOP


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