Image: 4oito / FIS
Shrimp and lobster fishing closed until April 30
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 01:40 (GMT + 9)
Restrictive fishing period establishes rules to ensure conservation of species
The shrimp protection period began on January 28th in the South and Southeast regions, with the exception of Espírito Santo, whose rule came into force on December 1st, 2023.
Source: Stockfile FIS
The rules establish restrictions on fishing for five species of shrimp: pink (Penaeus paulensis, Penaeus brasiliensis and Penaeus subtilis), white (Litopenaeus schmitti), santana (Pleoticus muelleri), seven-beard (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) and red-necked (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri), until February 28th for the state of Espírito Santo and until April 30th for the other coastal states in the aforementioned regions.
Source: Prefeitura Municipal de Angra dos Reis
Fishing for white shrimp is permitted during the closed season, as long as it is done in accordance with the rules established by Ordinance SAP MAPA 656/2022. The landing of the crustacean was only authorized by law until January 30, while stock declarations can be made up to five working days after the start of the closed season.
The closed period for lobsters of the red (Panulirus argus), green (Panulirus laevicauda) and painted (Panulirus echinatus) species has been in force since November 2023 and will also last until April 30. Since February 1st, the trade, transport and processing of lobster species has been prohibited. Only storage is permitted, as long as it is in accordance with the stock declaration in accordance with Ordinance SAP/MAPA 221/2021.
Lobster fishing, outside the closed season, can be carried out from Amapá to the border of Espírito Santo with Rio de Janeiro, using equipment authorized and regulated by the Ordinance, such as cangalhas.
Source: Gazeta do Povo
During the protective period, the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) carries out operation Decapoda, inspecting fishing boats and shrimp storage and trading points, and operations Panulirus and Argos for lobster, with the aim of monitor whether standards are being complied with and ensure the conservation of species.
Source: Ibama (Translated from the original in Portuguese)