Last Friday the pirarucu 2019 the FAS puts on sale five tons of fish handled

12 the December the 2019 - sixth (13) to sunday (15), fishermen sell the fish in Manaus Mamirauá directly with the consumer. Prices range from $ 3 a R$ 20 o quilo

Photo: Dirce Quintino

Five tons of arapaima managed Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) 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 on Friday (1), Saturday (2) and sunday (3), from 7:30.

The prices vary depending on the piece of pirarucu. The price of steak is R $ 20 o quilo, manta a R$ 16 o quilo, to R $ ventrecha 12 per kilo and housing R $ 3 o quilo. Payments can be made by cash or credit or debit card.

All fish sold comes from managed fisheries in the RDS Mamirauá, specifically the communities Battle of Low and Capote, beneficiando cerca de 24 families. The fishermen, supported by FAS, They come to the capital market the fish directly to consumers without the involvement of middlemen or distributors.

"To promote the management of Arapaima and fair trade is our biggest goal, approaching the buyer, consumers in Manaus, fishermen and handlers, and cause them to have the opportunity to sell their products, their fish, here in the capital, without the involvement of middlemen ", explains Edvaldo Corrêa, Income Generation coordinator Foot in Forest Program.

The forest on foot is the FAS program, that through resources of the Amazon Fund / BDNES, encourages the management of arapaima and other production chains in the State Conservation Units, as Mamirauá. the program, which acts as a public policy of payments for environmental services, fishermen receive incentives for sustainable natural resource management, which generates income for families and empower communities.

The marketing of these five tons of arapaima in the FAS headquarters has authorization from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (Ibama) and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema) and also happens within the deadline prescribed by law.


O Country: Fair arapaima
When: sixth (13), Saturday (14) and sunday (15), from 7:30
Where: headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Street Alvaro Braga, 351, Parque Dez, Manaus