State Government discusses planning of sport fishing in the Upper Rio Negro

The proposal is to organize the activity taking into account all the work that has been done by Sepror, Sema and Ipaam.
23/03/2016 10h09 - Updated 23/03/2016 10h09
Photo: Filipe Augusto/Sepror

The State Tourism Company (Amazonastur), in partnership with the Secretary of State for Rural Production (Sepror), Secretary of State for the Environment (Schema) and Institute of Amazonas Environmental Protection (Ipaam), He met on Tuesday morning (22), the Convention Center Vasco Vasques, to discuss the planning of sport fishing in the Upper Rio Negro, targeting the tourism sector of the season which has more strong start from the second half of this year.

The proposal is to organize the activity taking into account all the work that has been done by Sepror, Sema and Ipaam, the management of fisheries as a whole, and think sport fishing in this production chain, transforming it into an activity that generates wealth for local communities, from a dialogue with operators of private enterprise.

According to the president of Amazonastur, Oreni Braga, sport fishing in the Amazon must follow a regulation that differs from other fishing chain activities, since it does not involve only proper fishing, but community involvement, whatever: community empowerment; employment or occupation in the activity of these Community; regulation of places to practice; dissemination and promotion of the destination in the target markets, and a supervision and constant monitoring, in order to avoid a predatory development, both for the species of the target fish, and the local social situation.

"What actions are effectively worked, It is being set up a schedule of activities, involving state agencies and communities, in order to effectively raise the real situation and take proactive measures with a view to planning and, from then on, the realization of advanced actions as a World Championship and promotional activities in markets, in particular, in the United States of America ", said Oreni Braga.

For the Secretary of Sepror, Sidney Milk, a pesca esportiva ou amadora é um dos itens incluso numa proposta macro sobre a legislação e o ordenamento pesqueiro que vem sendo desenhada com as mãos do setor produtivo, do meio ambiente e agora do turismo. “Nosso cuidado é aliar a pesca esportiva com geração de renda e fazendo com que a comunidade local tenha participação direta nessa atividade”, completed

O Amazonas tem um grande potencial para o turismo de pesca esportiva. Today, somente os municípios de Barcelos e Santa Izabel do Rio Negro recebem pelo menos 5 thousand foreign tourists per year, and 90% American. When it comes to domestic tourists numbers, these municipalities receive about 10 thousand a year. "Average, 50 boats operate hotels in Rio Negro and its tributaries and has moved at least R $ 70 million / year (gross sales) State of Amazonas ", Braga finished Oreni.

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