The future of Amapá’s fishing sector was the topic of a meeting between the governor, Clécio Luís, the Government team and representatives of fishermen from across the state, held this Monday, 20th, at Palácio do Setentrião.
“Our Government is betting on fishing as an economic outlet to further develop Amapá, through instrumentalized artisanal practices, industrial fishing and fish farming. We have all possible conditions, we have water, sun, area, ports to transport production. And this will only work if fishermen participate in this process with us”, declared the governor, Clecio Luís.
The meeting, in addition to listening to fishermen’s demands, served to present the strategic planning of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, which was recreated in 2023 to boost the sector in a state that has great potential in the area of fishing.
The meeting was attended by the president of the Federation of Fishermen and Aquaculturists of the State of Amapá (Fepap), Leidinaldo Gama, and leaders representing the fishing colonies in the municipalities.
Among the demands presented to strengthen the sector, fishermen cited access to fishing permits and the carrying out of a census to statistically map workers and their activities.
“The Federation makes itself available to the State to assist in the construction of programs that will benefit our fishermen. I believe that this way we will improve the lives of these workers”commented the president of Fepap.
To strengthen the fishing sector in the municipalities of Amapá, the State Department of Fisheries outlines work strategies to encourage the professional qualification of actors in the fishing sector; facilitate producers’ access to the Amapá Seal; re-discuss legislation focused on fishing, aquaculture and environmental licensing; create the fishing industrial district; make Peixe Popular a program with quarterly editions, among others.
Also contributing to the discussions were representatives of the Ministry of Integration and Regional Development (MIDR), the Superintendency of Agriculture and Livestock in Amapá, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), the State University of Amapá (Ueap), the Superintendency of Health Surveillance (SVS), and the State Civil Defense.
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