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Conhecimento Pesqueiro e o Defeso: Preenchendo uma Lacuna Necessária

Title in English Fishing Knowledge and The Defense: Filling a Necessary Gap

RENCK Viktor LUDWIG David DE JESUS SANTOS Irael DOS SANTOS Valdemir Celestino DA CONCEICAO Francisco de Assis DE ARAUJO Nelson Amado DOS SANTOS Clecio Cardoso DE OLIVEIRA Valdomiro José BOLLETTIN Paride REIS-FILHO Jose Amorim POLISELI Luana EL-HANI Charbel

Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ethnobiology and Conservation
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords dialogue between knowledge; artisanal fishermen; environmental policies; participatory processes
Description In Brazil, the establishment of the policy of the end of the day has not taken into account the knowledge of artisanal fishermen, who are commonly marginalized and not recognized in the face of the public policies that affect them. In our studies, we found a marked incompatibility between the knowledge of artisanal fishermen from the estuary of the Itapicuru River, on the northern coast of Bahia, about the reproductive period of some marine species used as fishing resources and the periods of defense established by law. Fishermen's knowledge suggests that two species of sea bass as well as four shrimp species are being protected at periods of the year dissonar from the reproductive season perceived by fishermen. We propose, therefore, a change in the decision-making procedures underlying the legislation of fescan, as well as the revision of the specific legislation for sea bass and shrimps, taking into account the knowledge of traditional specialists. Especially in the formulation of new policies of fefes, we consider the participation of the latter fundamental. To achieve a more robust and precise understanding of the situation, we propose to put into dialogue the academic scientific knowledge and knowledge of artisanal fishermen, in a participatory research approach. Participatory processes, such as those proposed here, and, eventually, co-production of knowledge not only allow improving environmental management and conservation practices and formulating public policies, but can also play an empowerment role for fishing communities, as well as for other rural peoples and indigenous peoples.

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