Fishers who make their living in the Guaraqueçaba Bay struggle to earn sufficient income due to depleted fish stocks and to illegal extraction of native oysters. Associação dos Maricultores da Ilha Rasa (AMAIR) works with local fishers to develop oyster cultivation and replenishment areas, to provide technical assistance in processing and marketing native oysters and to promote the sustainable management of estuarine resources. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. AMAIR’s activities bolster efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect the natural resources that communities depend on.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Oyster farming: sustainability to traditional community protected areas||Brazil||2016 – 2018||$50,000||$108,190||30 individuals||400 individuals||job skills and enterprise development|
natural resource management
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