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Progress Report on Fisheries Development in Northeast Brazil


Lovshin, Leonard

Date: 1980

Funding Agency: USAID

Keywords: brazil, aquaculture, fisheries, development, international

Category: International Country Report

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Auburn University, under
contract by USAID (U.S.

Agency for
International Development). has been involved in

improving the
freshwater fishery resources in Northeast Brazil

since 1966 when several
staff members participated in short-term

work programs in
that country. From 1969 to the present,

the University has
provided technical assistance in the form of

resident advisors
to the Brazilian federal agency, DNOCS, in

fish culture,
reservoir management, and fish culture extension.

The author was the resident
fish culture advisor from June 1972

until his return to
Auburn in January 1979. The fisheries technical

assistance contract
to the Brazilian government was terminated

on February 28, 1979.
Principal duties involved assisting Brazilian

biologists in
conducting and analyzing fish culture research

and aiding DNOCS in
planning and implementing semi-annual

fishery short courses
for Brazilian and other Latin American

fishery workers.

This report
summarizes the pertinent activities related to

fishery and fish
culture research and training within the DNOCS

fishery organization
during the period January 1,1977- December

31, 1978. Previous
progress reports describe fisheries

development in Northeast Brazil.

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