Sport fishing will attract ten thousand tourists to the Amazon from this monthThe expectation is that the tourists who pass by AM to practice sport fishing inject about US $ 6,6 million in the economy.
Sport fishing season, starting this September and continues until April 2017, It should attract the Amazon about ten thousand tourists, according to the State Tourism Company (Amazonastur), Amazonas Government body. The average annual growth, conformity has Amazonastur, it's from 9%.
A President from Amazonastur, Oreni Braga, reported that these tourists pass by the state to practice sport fishing should inject about US $ 6,6 million in the economy. "The average stay of these tourists is four to seven days and most of them come from the United States, around 95%. Among Brazilians, the São Paulo is the most assiduous of this activity in our region ", said.
According to the holder of Amazonas Tourism Authority, sport fishing moves 25 State municipalities, It is the main Barcelos, Autazes, Nova Olinda do Norte, Borba, Careiro, Santa Isabel do Rio Negro and San Sebastian Uatumã. "Among these municipalities, Barcelos is known for being an international reference in this practice, besides being an inductor destination tourism pointing the Ministry of Tourism ", said Oreni.
According to information from specialized tour operators, packets destined for sport fishing range from $ 3,5 mil a R$ 10 one thousand. "The age group of these tourists varies 31 a 70 years, predominantly male and has a monthly income higher than R $ 3 one thousand", He informed the president of Amazonastur.
Symbol of sport fishing in Brazil, tucunaré (peacok bass) It is the most popular fish, It is the peacock bass-açu, which can weigh more than ten kilos, It is the most sought by tourists. Barcelos, Santa Isabel do Rio Negro and Rio Uatumã are where practitioners can find more easily this species. Besides tucunaré, There are other species also sought after as the arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum), A Pirrara (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus), a piraíba (Brachyplathystoma filamentosum) e or Apapa (Pellona castelnaena).