The initiative was organized by the Humanize Institute, in the Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), of all people that work with fishery 90% are artisanal fishermen and 10% are industrial fishermen. In order to understand and debate this scenario in Brazil, representatives of the Renova Foundation participated in a workshop on Sustainable Fishing and Income Generation early February. The initiative was organized by the Humanize Institute, in the Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro.
The objective of the meeting was to understand and discuss the world of artisanal fishing, to seek opportunities to increase the income of fishermen and preserve the fishing resources. In addition to Renova, institutions such as Conservation International (CI), Funbio, WWF-Brazil, Rare, Oceana, the Vale Foundation and GIZ also participated.
“Our participation in this workshop was extremely important to get a general overview on the issues related to fishery in Brazil. Renova’s activities are in tune with the work carried out by the other institutions and this was a great opportunity to form partnerships to find solutions to the fishing issue in the Doce river basin,” explains Heloisa Aquino, from the front that focusses on the Resumption of Aquaculture and Fisheries Activities.