Brazil Builds Reefs to Protect Fish from Nets

The Brazilian government’s fishing conservation program was inaugurated January 2 off the coast of Paraty, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The Special Secretary of Aquiculture and Fishing, José Fritsch, accompanied the launching of the program at the Tamoios Ecological Station, where installation began on 44 artificial reefs, of a total of 2,600 that will be positioned on the continental platforms of nine Brazilian states.


According to Fritsch, the purpose of the reefs is to serve as havens for fish, protecting them from the nets used by large fishing boats.


“The artificial reefs will be a hiding place for fish, since the nets descend to the ocean floor and drag everything. Moreover, the reefs represent an investment in the conservation policy and responsible fishing,” he affirmed.


Fritsch said that the artificial reefs will begin to show results in three months, contributing to an increase in the fish population.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Now Brazil Is Pressuring Paraguay to Let Chavez Into Mercosur

Bringing to close a year-long internal debate over the role of Venezuela in South ...

Brazil’s Petrobras Buys Shell of Uruguay

Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras officially announced last week that it had acquired Shell ...

Foreign Capital Having a Field Day in Brazil

The Report on Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2004, prepared by ...

Brazil Ponders an Agribusiness Overhaul to Face Global Crisis

How the global agricultural crisis will impact agriculture should be the theme of a ...

Brazil’s Lula Praises Palestinian Patience

Brazilian President Lula met this Monday, May 9, with the secretary general of the ...

Without North-South Accord Poor Will Get Poorer, Says Brazil’s Lula

Speaking at a seminar on business opportunities in Brazil, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula ...

Brazilian Companies Go Looking for Foreign Partners

The National Confederation of Industries (CNI) is investing in services at its International Business ...

After 13-Year Debate, Brazil Decides All High Schools Will Teach Spanish

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed into law Friday a bill making ...

Brazil: 10 Years Later No Policeman Is in Jail for Massacre of 19 Workers

Of the 144 Brazilian military police incriminated in the  massacre of 19 rural landless ...