Last Fair Pirarucu 2018 puts on sale 5,5 tonnes fish handled the Middle Solimões

28 the November the 2018 - fillets, ventrechas, blankets and carcasses will be sold at prices of US $ 5 a R$ 18 kilo Saturday (1) at the headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS). Initiative contributes to the fisheries managed and generates income to the riverside families

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

The last Fair held in Pirarucu 2018 by Middle Solimões fishermen, at the headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), in Manaus, It takes place this Saturday, 1Th December. On the occasion will be offered for sale 5,5 tons of fillets, ventrechas, blankets and carcasses of arapaima at prices that range from $ 5 a R$ 18 o quilo. The initiative helps to stimulate the management of fishing in the Amazon and generates income to the riverside families.

If all 5,5 tons of fish are sold in this last fair, the Middle Solimões fishermen will have reached 36,5 tons of arapaima marketed in all fairs in FAS headquarters in 2018. "It's almost 40 tons. It is a very representative number, especially because it allows fishermen to access a market that increases the average value of sales of the families ", said Wildney Mourao, coordenador de empreendedorismo da FAS.

The latest issue of Pirarucu Fair is scheduled to begin 7:30 am Saturday (1), na established by FAS, that is on the street Alvaro Braga, number 351, Ten Park neighborhood, Zona Centro-Sul de Manaus. At the fair, the population will be able to buy river fish directly with the fishermen, without the interference of middlemen or distributors. The arapaima fillet will be sold at R $ 18 o quilo, to ventrecha to R $ 14 o quilo, a manta a R$ 15 per kilo and housing to R $ 5.

Currently, the management of Arapaima in protected areas (UC) Amazon is one of the most important activities for sustainable development and income generation from riverside communities in the state. The fish sold at the fair are produced in rivers and lakes located within the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Mamirauá, in rural Fonte Boa, town hall 678 kilometers from Manaus, in the Middle Solimões region.

"The fair is fundamental because we increase the revenues of the families. One thing is for you to seek a market in a town near, who paid a price below, less fair. When you bring the fisherman to sell in Manaus, despite having a logistical and operational course, the result is very significant to the families ", said Wildney Mourao.

All revenues from the sale of the fair is pirarucus with fishermen, which encourages fair trade and community empowerment. every action, Fishing the marketing, It has permission from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema), with support of the Bolsa Floresta (BPF), por meio do Fundo Amazônia/BNDES.


O Country: FAS Pirarucu Fair

When: Saturday, 1Th December, from 7:30

Where: street Álvaro Maia, 351, Ten Park neighborhood, na Zona Centro-Sul