Brazilian Case

We aim to build cross-network capacity to transform conflicts at the fore-front of ocean policy-making at the national (Exclusive Economic Zone) and subnational (São Paulo state coast) levels.

Focus is on the interplay between less powerful actors such as artisanal fishers, and more powerful actors such as port, aquaculture, industrial fisheries and ocean conservation, in the country’s nascent marine spatial planning arena.

We see the opportunity to engage early career professionals in transformational futures methods to influence the setting of blue growth, economy and policy agendas in Brazil; at the onset of UN’s International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) and Brazil’s global contribution to the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (2022).  

Responsible Partner: Federal University of São Paulo