caranguejo-ufd, Ucides cordatus, artisanal fishing, crab-gathenng techniques, crab- gathenng fishermen, human ecology
The research was conducted with a crab-gathering fishermen population, whose social and material reproduction depend mainly on the caranguejo-uçá (Ucides cordatus) gathering. The aim of this study was verify the crab-gathering fishermen productivity. The data for this fishery reveal its importance as a supply of high quality animal proteins to the market. The "braceamento" technique is a simpler and most efficient capture method than "tapamento". The summer was the most productive period.
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