FAO - ICSF's Project on Support the social, economic and environmental transformation of the small-scale fisheries sector towards its better contribution to food security and poverty eradication as a result of improved policies, strategies and initiatives

Brazil

Operacao Amazonia Nativa – ( OPAN )
Ivar Luiz Vendruscolo Busatto
AV Ipiranga, 97,Bairro Goiabeiras,
Cuiaba – Mato Grosso, Brasil, CEP 78032-035
BRAZIL.
Email: Gustavo@amazonianativa.org.br
Phone Number: 65 9 9668 8677 / 97 3331 1737

International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)
Zaanstraat 282,
1013 SB Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Email: icsf@icsf.net

Outcome:

Indigenous Peoples in Amazonas State, Brazil, are aware of the SSF Guidelines, understand the principles and recommendations of the SSF Guidelines, and become active participants in a national platform of small-scale fisheries.

Activities:

  • Preparatory meeting in Manaus (Amazonas State) with Brazilian organizations with a track-record of working with indigenous groups
  • Preparation of a synthesis document to be discussed during the Workshop on main issues of concern and policy measures of interest to indigenous groups in relation to their fisheries interests and development of methodology of the workshop
  • Organization of the Workshop
  • Production of audio/visual material covering the workshop proceedings
  • Final report of proceedings and a synthesis document to update the Vital Fisheries strategy
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Brazil FAO ICSF

Videos

  1. Indigenous Fisheries in Amazon

Watch the video from the 'Indigenous Fisheries in Amazon' Seminar. Learn about the 'Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication' and about how indigenous peoples in the Amazon are managing their fisheries. Indigenous populations from almost all the Amazon basins, as well as riparian communities and civil society organisations present their perspectives for the management of aquatic natural resources in ways that considers the need to conserve the environment for future generations.

In the reported experiences, it is possible to know actions related to territorial surveillance, zoning of lakes, sustainable management of ‘Arapaima gigas’ fish (Pirarucu), sport fishing, among others. In addition to the video about the event, which has versions in Portuguese and English (see below), longer individual interviews with participants will be published. The seminar is also producing a report on the reality of indigenous peoples and the conflicts and demands related to their fisheries, to be submitted to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The Seminar and publications are co-produced by the International Collective in Support to Fishworkers (ICSF / FAO) and the Operación Amazônia Nativa (OPAN), with the support of the Socioenvironmental Institute (ISA), the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and Sea Memories Collective network. The video was prepared by the producers Arica and Comunave.cc.

EN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGFxr2ly_Wc

2. Seminário Pesca Indígena no Amazonas

Assista o vídeo do Seminário de Pesca Indígena no Amazonas. Saiba sobre as Diretrizes Voluntárias para Garantir a Pesca de Pequena Escala Sustentável e conheça as formas de manejo de diversos povos indígenas do Amazonas. Populações indígenas de quase todas as bacias do Amazonas, além de comunidades ribeirinhas e organizações da sociedade civil, apresentam no vídeo outras perspectivas para gestão dos recursos naturais, considerando a necessidade de conservação do ambiente para as gerações futuras.
 
Nas experiências relatadas é possível conhecer ações de vigilância territorial, zoneamento de lagos, manejos sustentáveis de pirarucu, pesca esportiva, entre outros, sempre possíveis graças à união das comunidades. Além do vídeo sobre o evento, que tem versões em português e em inglês, serão publicadas entrevistas individuais com participantes. A partir do seminário será produzido, ainda, um relatório sobre a realidade dos povos e os conflitos e demandas relacionados a suas pescarias, a ser encaminhado para a Organização das Nações Unidas para Alimentação e Agricultura (FAO). O Seminário e as publicações são realizados pelo Coletivo Internacional de Apoio aos Trabalhadores da Pesca (ICSF/FAO) e pela Operação Amazônia Nativa (OPAN), com e apoio do Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai) e Coletivo Memórias do Mar. O vídeo foi elaborado pelas produtoras Arica e Comunave.cc.