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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Fishing at Rio Grande (Brazil): Ecological niche and competition
Author: deCastro, F
Begossi, A
Abstract: This study is an ecological analysis of the use of resources by two potentially competitive groups, the commercial and recreational fishermen of Rio Grande, located on the border of the States of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais. Tourism at Rio Grande was intensified after the construction of the hydroelectric plant of Marimbondo in 1974, and local fishermen have complained about its interference. Values of niche dimensions, such as fishing periods, grounds, and prey caught were obtained through data gathered at landing points. Local and recreational fishermen usually fish in different parts of the river and catch different fish, because they use different gear However in transition months between the wet and dry seasons, when fish ave less abundant, there is conflict or competition related to fishing grounds, reinforced by the territorial fishing rights of local longline fishermen in this period We show how ecological concepts, such as niche and competition, may help to understand strategies of exploitation by human groups, fundamental information for the management of tropical areas.
Subject: recreational fishing
artisanal fishing
territorial rights
Editor: Plenum Publ Corp
Citation: Human Ecology. Plenum Publ Corp, v. 24, n. 3, n. 401, n. 411, 1996.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1996
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