Stream 3: People and management
- Flávia D F Sampaio
- Federal Institute of Parana, Brazil
Many highly productive coastal areas are found in developing countries. The challenge in these regions is to reconcile economic, social and environmental interests. Fishing is done without legislation suitable for environmental conservation, which leads many fishermen to compromise stocks. If no preventive measures are taken, mistakes made on land will be repeated at sea: loss of habitat and biodiversity, increase of social inequality and establishment of productive chains with many intermediaries. This scenario generates an increase in production and a loss of environmental quality.
The discussion of alternatives that can reconcile the need of fishermen, environmental conservation and measures that the government can carry out are important for a future with better environmental, economic and social quality.