Sustainable aquaculture in the vicinity of Lagoa dos Patos, RS, Brazil

Author: Fabrício Staciarini (Currículo Lattes)
Supervisor: Dr Mario Roberto Chim Figueiredo


The sustainable aquaculture claims create harmony between the physical, biological, social and economics aspects. The Patos Lagon has a great potential to sustainable aquaculture employment. The lagoon’s south zone cover almost 1,500 Km2 distributed between the cities of Rio Grande, São José do Norte e Pelotas, in South of Brazil (31o 50’ to 32o 40’ S; 52o 20’ to 51o 50’ W). This kind of aquaculture was inserted in this region through fish and shrimp culture projects by University of Rio Grande (FURG) and was recognized nationally for UNISOL’s prize, sponsored by Real ABN AMRO and Banespa Santander banks. The objective of this study is to discuss about sustainable aquaculture as alternative way of development to small farmers and artisan fishermen living on the Patos Lagoon’s south zone. This work contains a sustainable aquaculture review; a social/economic aspects’ study of the local zone community interested in sustainable fishculture as alternative way of rent; and the last, it’s a study of feed frequency versus water quality of six fishculture ponds distributed in two different areas located in the same place.