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Fishers and groupers [Epinephelus marginatus]: ecology, ethnoecology and food security in the Brazilian coast

Grant number: 14/16939-7
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: April 01, 2016 - March 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Alpina Begossi
Grantee:Alpina Begossi
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Alimentação (NEPA). Reitoria. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Marcelo Cristianini ; Mariana Clauzet ; Milena Ramires de Souza ; Priscila Fabiana Macedo Lopes ; Regina Helena Geribello Priolli ; Renato Azevedo Matias Silvano ; Rodrigo Antunes Caires ; Walter Barrella
Associated grant(s):18/22087-4 - Subsistence fishing and food security in coastal and Amazon riverine small-scale fisheries, AV.BR

Abstract

This project intends to continue and to amplify objectives from previous projects [FAPESP 2009/11154-3 and FAPESP 2006/50435-0]. It is necessary to understand better the reproduction of Epinephelus marginatus (grouper) an endangered species according to Red List of IUCN (http://www.iucnredlist.org/). Grouper is a species of high commercial demand often captured in small-scale artisanal fishing communities in the coast of Brazil. We will use ecological and ethnoecological methods (fisheries ecology) in order to obtain the data based on: semi-structured questionnaires and interviews, as well as macroscopic gonad analysis, among others. We will amplify this study including a study on the population genetics of grouper, with the collaboration of Dr. Priolli, on its larvae, with the collaboration of Dr. Glamuzina, and on its management and historical baselines, with the collaboration of Dr. Guidetti. Our inter-institutional collaborators, located in areas where data will be collected, are of fundamental importance in order to obtain the necessary data to subsidize the management of E. marginatus in the Brazilian coast. It is important to stress the importance of the management of grouper, a vulnerable species, to the food security of the inhabitants of the Atlantic Forest coast. This importance is associated to the current gastro-economic demands of grouper, which is related to its sustainability as well as to the food security of the coastal inhabitants. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
Lack of fish conservation policy threatens several species  

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BEGOSSI, ALPINA; SALIVONCHYK, SVETLANA; LOPES, PRISCILA F. M.; SILVANO, RENATO A. M. Fishers' knowledge on the coast of Brazil. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, v. 12, JUN 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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