8,3 tons of cool, dry arapaima come from handling for sale in FAS this weekend

30 of October of 2019 - Fish handled the RDS and RDS Mamirauá Cujubim are marketed directly to fishermen, including during the Fair FAS, not Sunday (3). Prices range from $ 3,50 a R$ 25 o quilo

Photo: Dirce Quintino

Eight tons of arapaima managed, Fresh and dried, arising from the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Cujubim, in the municipality of Jutaí, a 751 kilometers from Manaus, and RDS Mamirauá, Fonte Boa, a 678 kilometers from the capital, They will be sold this weekend at the headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), in Manaus, Street Alvaro Braga, 351, Parque Dez. The sale takes place usually from 7:30 am on Friday (1) and on Saturday (2), and on Sunday (3) FAS during Fair.

Eight tons, 4,1 They are only fresh pirarucu, with prices ranging from R $ 3,50 casting kilo; R$ 12 a kilo of ventrecha; R$ 16 the blanket kilo; and R$ 22,00 a kilo of fillet. Already the amount of dry arapaima equals 4,2 tons, sold at prices of US $ 20 a kilo of ventrecha and R $ 25 a kilo of fillet. Payments can be made in cash, debit and credit card.

All the fish comes from fisheries managed in Cujubim RDS and RDS Mamirauá. The fishermen, supported by FAS, They come to the capital to sell the fish directly to consumers, without the involvement of intermediaries and / or distributors. "The goal is to promote the management of Arapaima and fair trade, approaching the buyer of managers and make them have the opportunity to offer products in Manaus without middlemen ", Pippa explained Corrêa, Income Generation coordinator Foot in Forest Program.

It is through the foot in Forest, and resources of the Amazon Fund / BDNES, the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation supports the management of Arapaima in Mamirauá RDS Cujubim and RDS. the program, which acts as a public policy of payments for environmental services, fishermen receive incentives for sustainable natural resource management, as the arapaima, which generates income for families and empowers the local communities.

The marketing of these eight tons of arapaima in the FAS headquarters will benefit a total of 41 fishermen families of four communities in the RDS and RDS Mamirauá Cujubim. "Profit is always the people, We have no middleman in between and we receive the money on time. It's very good", said the fisherman Luiz Teixeira, Paradise community, in RDS Cujubim. For sale, including, It has authorization from Ibama and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema), and also happens within the deadline prescribed by law.

FAS Fair

This Sunday (3) It happens the 17th Fair of FAS, a fair of creative economy that happens every month at the foundation headquarters, in Manaus, The red Alvaro Braga, 351, Parque Dez, with the proposal to offer the people the experience of consuming products directly from those who make, including fish handled fish in coastal communities along the Amazon. Entry into the FAS Fair is free.


O Country: Fair arapaima
When: sixth (1), Saturday (2) and sunday (3), from 7:30
Where: headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Street Alvaro Braga, 351, Parque Dez, Manaus