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Mapping social agents of the interface climate change-fisheries associated to key-communities of the south Brazil bight

Grant number: 18/13978-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Marine Fishing Resources
Principal Investigator:Maria de Los Angeles Gasalla
Grantee:Debora Cristina Ferrari Ramalho
Host Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Climatic changes are impacting many ecosystems, including the marine environments. The oceans are essential for life in Earth due to the fact that it is responsible for many ecosystem services. The changes in the weather trigger a cascade of physical, chemical and biological changes that make vulnerable the natural and social system that depends on it. Therefore, the coastal communities that depends on this sources on their livelihood are directly affected by climatic changes and, in addition to others factors (as reduction of fish stocks, inequality access to social resources and environmental restrictions by environmental conservation policies) are in high vulnerability levels. In Brazil, small-scale fisheries in coastal regions are present since the country colonization, and the fact that this is a hotspot and because of this the water warming be more intense than others places become an aggravating fact for these communities. This way, the public policies for climatic changes, biodiversity and marine resources are an important tool for mitigation and adaptation of these changes impacts. So, this project aims to map governmental, nongovernmental and social organizations, associations and regional environmental councils related to eight key fishing communities on the SE coast of Brazil. For this, a systematic review of formal documents (e.g. protected areas management plans, national policies and laws) and informal documents (e.g. minutes of committee meetings, ministries and web pages) will be undertaken covering climatic changes in small-scale fisheries, and after, is proposed a network analysis with the obtained information in order to integrate environmental factors, social policies and public policies. (AU)

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RAMALHO, Debora Cristina Ferrari. Mapping Social Agents of the Climate change-fisheries interface associated to key-communities of the South Brazil Bight. 2020. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto Oceanográfico (IO/DIDC) São Paulo.

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