Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case study author: Sergio Macedo Gomes de Mattos
Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH): The contribution of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development is a collaborative study led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Duke University and WorldFish. In this series, we profile some of the more than 300 experts from over 50 countries who contributed to the 58 country case studies and thematic studies included in the IHH research, due out in 2021.
Dr. Sergio Macedo Gomes de Mattos, who works for the Brazilian Artisanal Fishing Network (Teia de Redes da Pesca Artesanal do Brasil), was a contributing author to the marine part of the IHH Brazil case study. Mattos has worked in small-scale fisheries for 30 years and is interested in the implementation of fisheries policies and undertaking research into fisheries bio-economics, stock assessment and transdisciplinary approaches to achieving sustainable small-scale fisheries. We spoke with him about how he believes the IHH method and findings will have an impact in Brazil.