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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Use Of Optimal Foraging Theory In The Understanding Of Fishing Strategies: A Case From Sepetiba Bay (rio De Janeiro State, Brazil)
Author: Begossi A.
Abstract: The community of Gamboa is located on Itacuruçá Island, Sepetiba Bay (State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and includes 26 families, mostly of artisanal fishermen who use paddled or motor canoes, and encircling nets for fishing. In this study, predictions from optimal foraging theory (patch model), in particular of patch residence time, are compared to the observed behavior of fishermen on fishing trips. Fishermen's strategies differ depending on their intended prey. They spend more time in patches and use fewer patches for shrimp than for fish. Gamboa's fishermen tend to leave a patch later than predicted by the model. The difficulty in evaluating stock availability, the comparatively few patches available for shrimp, and the competitive aspects of fishing contribute to the explanation of this behavior. © 1992 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Editor: Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Citation: Human Ecology. Kluwer Academic Publishers-plenum Publishers, v. 20, n. 4, p. 463 - 475, 1992.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF00890430
Date Issue: 1992
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