The fish farming areas among the islanders of Atlantic Forests are not for outside people. A study has revealed that the anglers in this region include the inhabitants of the Atlantic forest only. The spots are mapped separately according to the residences of the fishers. Outsiders are not allowed in these areas. All these areas were checked through GPS within the period 1997-1999 to get a clear idea of fishing habits prevailing here. Also, the regions are sub-divided among the different artisanal fishers. These mappings and divisions are for controlling intrusion of outsiders and local management. These fishing spots have not undergone much change in the past ten years and has remained stable.
Study on Fish Farming Areas
A review was for conducting to collect various information and statistics regarding the types of fish caught in the forests of Atlanta and the specific areas of fishing. It states that paddled and motorized canoes help in fishing. Sometimes small boats are also used. However, along with fish, other marine animals are there, as well. The variety of catches include crabs, shrimps, fish, squid, etc
The fishing spots have also got some informal divisions based on the local residencies of the inhabitants. Several data was in the collection from the islands around the period 1989-1990. The fishing is also ready with the help of set gillnets and hooks. Additionally, the uses of trawlers are also there. But to avoid conflicts for trawlers among the fishermen, the areas are distinctly mapped and divided.
The artisanal fishers maintain consistency while using their respective fishing spots. Due to this long-term stability, it is easier to observe and learn about their fishing patterns. However, these forest people are extremely introverts and, they don’t like the entry of any other person in their fishing zones. Still, some greedy industrialists break the peace of the place and try to fish in these no-entry areas. Some local rules are in the frame to overcome the problems. Still, some problems do occur frequently and, the locals get engaged in conflicts with the other outsiders. Hence, it is essential to device stringent restrictions to prevent others from entering these regions often.
Matters of Concern
Protection and preservation of forests and coastal areas have now become a matter of concern. After repeated alerts also, people are very reluctant about it. They not only come to fish in these coastal regions but also spoil the cleanliness of these places. There is an urgency to frame strict rules so that the peace and harmony of the area are protected. Local fishers should have exclusive rights to fish in these fishing areas. For conservation of the Atlantic Forest Coastal areas, the access of the industrial fishers should be in restriction as soon as possible to maintain law and order of the protected fishing points and also to avoid regular conflicts.