Brazil Introduces First-Ever Management Rules for Tainha, Begins Science-Based Management of Its Fisheries
The government’s publishing of management rules for the tainha (mullet) fishery for the 2018 season mark a significant victory for Oceana and its allies in Brazil. For the first time, the country’s critical tainha fishery will be governed by scientific management, including stock assessments and catch limits. When Oceana first arrived, Brazil collected almost no fisheries data and had no catch limits for any ocean fish, leading to overfishing and declining stocks. Oceana successfully brought together government officials, scientists and small-scale and commercial fishers to introduce some much-needed, science-based policymaking into Brazil's oceans.