Title

Artisanal Fisher Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Compress or Fishing in a North-Eastern Brazilian Marine Protected Area

Date of Publication

1-1-2020 12:00 AM

Publication Date

June 7, 2020

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

srhreports, iuufishing, country-brazil, IUU fishing, compressor diving, artisanal fishing, the Marine Extractive Reserve of Corumbau (MERC), Abrolhos, Northeast Brazil

Description

IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated) fishing is prohibited in Marine Protected Areas (MPA), practices such as fishing with compressor devices have been reported at the Marine Extractive Reserve of Corumbau (MERC), Brazil. In this case study we use data on MERC fisher knowledge and attitudes concerning compressor fishing gathered through semistructured interviews to discuss MPA strengths and weaknesses in preventing IUU fishing. We discuss the roles, potentials, and limitations of MPAs in preventing illegal fishing and protecting fishers from competition with industrial fishing. We recommend the IUU be vigorously combated in Brazilian MPAs.

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Artisanal Fisher Knowledge and Attitudes Concerning Compress or Fishing in a North-Eastern Brazilian Marine Protected Area

IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated) fishing is prohibited in Marine Protected Areas (MPA), practices such as fishing with compressor devices have been reported at the Marine Extractive Reserve of Corumbau (MERC), Brazil. In this case study we use data on MERC fisher knowledge and attitudes concerning compressor fishing gathered through semistructured interviews to discuss MPA strengths and weaknesses in preventing IUU fishing. We discuss the roles, potentials, and limitations of MPAs in preventing illegal fishing and protecting fishers from competition with industrial fishing. We recommend the IUU be vigorously combated in Brazilian MPAs.