Community associations sell arapaima managed in the Park 10, Thursday (5)

4 of October of 2017 - Prices range from R $ 5,00 until 20,00. Fair start from 7am at the headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS)

Fair takes place in the FAS headquarters | Photo: Bruno Kelly

By Izamir Barbosa

The associations of residents of Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Mamirauá sell the fresh and dried pirarucu, managed Conservation Units (CUs), the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) on Thursday morning (5). The sale is open to the public from 7am, in Rua Álvaro Braga, 351, Park 10 November.

Will be available for direct sale to the consumer three tons of fresh and arapaima 200 kg dry pirarucu. Fresh fish will be sold at R $ 18,00 the fillet kg, R$ 14,00 has ventrecha, e a R$ 5,00 housing. The dry arapaima will be sold at R $ 20,00 kg or from ventrecha (belly).

Direct marketing by managers to consumers, without middleman, will benefit 95 families of both reserves, and help protect fish stocks from the region. The production is authorized by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) e Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente (Sema), and supported by the Bolsa Floresta (BFP), Amazon Fund / BNDES and Native Amazon Operation.

"When you buy a managed pirarucu, fully legalized, you are encouraging management in these areas and the social nature involved behind it. All families involved in fishing has the opportunity to develop and improve the quality of life of the region where they live, since usually the competition with illegal Arapaima is very difficult ", highlights Edvaldo Correa, coordenador regional da FAS.

The community management is arapaima fish lakes and rivers, which has free life in nature. This feature ensures that the fish is organic, which provides greater flavor and health to consumers. The generation of income arising from the Community fish management is the way seeks to foster the development of the Amazon interior of farmers, and to promote the preservation of local wildlife.

"When shopping for bass from sustainable management of lakes directly from managers, you are contributing to the maintenance of the species in protected areas and enhancing the local producer ", Pippa ends.