Pesca artesanal do camarão sete-barbas: uma caracterização sócio-econômica na Penha, SC

G. C. Bail, J. O. Branco


Marine resources exploration along Santa Catarina coast plays an important role in the socioeconomic and cultural context. Considering this information, the elaboration of a management plan for fishery resources should consider beyond the biological, physical and chemical components, the socioeconomic dimension. This work aimed to characterize the socioeconomic profile of the fishermen of sea-bob-shrimp at Penha (Santa Catarina State). To accomplish this characterization, 55 local fishermen were interviewed, regarding scholar instruction of fisherman and their family, data on fishery activity, destination and commercialization of the shrimp and by-catch, and also the gear utilized in the fishery. Results showed an age composition of fishermen predominantly among 40 and 50 years old, confirming that the activity is performed mainly by the elders of the community, which on the other hand, cannot keep their family only with the fishery profits. Such situation is driving the activity to a decline, in a way that fishermen are being obligated to accept informal jobs, putting in risk their survivorship and a rich Azorean culture.

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