RDS Mamirauá fishermen realize sales tambaqui managed on Friday in Manaus

7 September 2017 - Fish comes from natural lakes Rio Solimões, which have the support of FAS and the Amazon Fund / BNDES

Fish comes from the Solimões River lakes | Photo: Amurmam disclosure

Fishermen Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Mamirauá (632 km of Manaus), will be next Friday (08) the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) performing a band 10 tons of tambaqui. This is the first time that fishermen promote exclusive sale of the species in Manaus, who came directly from Solimões River lakes. The activity takes place from 07h to 12h, ou enquanto durarem os estoques, at the Foundation's headquarters, Rua Álvaro Braga, 351, Park 10 November.

A kilo of fish up to five kilograms is sold from R $ 8,00, while the fish above this weight will have its kilo sold for R $ 10,00. Payment will be made only in cash direct to fishermen, and in high demand function, the fish will not be treated. The activity is carried out by the Association of Residents and Users of the RDS Mamirauá Antônio Martins.

“The tambaqui is a fish that also has a lot of production in the Solimões region, and that care properly, can help conserve the lakes and guarantee income for the interior of families”, explains Antonio Gomes Ferreira, president Guedes sector Amurmam.

The sale of tambaqui is supported by the Income Generation subprogram, em parceria com o Fundo Amazônia/BNDES e o Banco Bradesco, and will directly benefit about 100 families living in the RDS Mamirauá. Fishing for goes through a process involving legal authorization of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and allowing the fish to be captured when they reach the minimum size 50 centimeters.

Programa de Geração de Renda

FAS believes that encourage sustainable production is the best alternative for increasing the income generation of coastal and at the same time "make the forest worth more standing than cut". A Fundação desenvolve atividades nas 16 units Conservação (UC) onde atua o Programa de Geração de Renda (Bolsa Floresta Income), que busca contribuir em atividades econômicas já existentes e co-criar outras dentro da perspectiva da inovação e do desenvolvimento sustentável.