Fish Forever Essentials

Brazil’s Atlantic coastline—stretching almost 5,000 miles—holds the world’s largest contiguous mangrove area and vast coastal waters that support more than a million coastal, small-scale fishers.

Fish Forever in Brazil has established a network of collaborators who were decisive in overcoming the challenges for the reform of coastal fisheries in the country. Only through networking, it was possible to advance the agenda and influence the legal. The challenges of the small-scale fisheries agenda are complex and interconnected between social, economic and environmental dimensions. In this sense, the program has a systemic approach that, together with partners, aims to establish local solutions to the global problem of sustainable fishing. Learn more about the Fish Forever program with this short video.

Brazil Footprint Data

Summarized below are data collected across all Fish Forever communities and managed access areas. In Brazil, subnational governments are states and local governments are municipalities. Managed access areas are defined by RESEX boundaries.

Explore each area where Fish Forever works by selecting one or multiple subnational governments, local governments and managed access areas. The data are the sum of the selected areas.

Use the following links to view ecological data collected through field surveys, fisheries production data collected through our digital catch data collection app, OurFish, and socioeconomic data collected through household surveys.