INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON AMAZONIAN SHARKS AND BATOIDS
Brazil’s northern coast tis considered a global conservation hotspot for Chondrichthyes comprising nursery areas and the use of several habitats for endangered and/or endemic species. Many species migrate along the rivers and coastal areas, and their populations extend beyond the geopolitical boundaries. This scenario makes the joint efforts by the countries in the Amazon coast extremely necessary to ensure mutual cooperation for effective management and legislation have a continuous flow in both hydrographic basins and the littoral.
In this scenario, exchanging information and the coordinated development of scientific research between the countries in the Amazon region are fundamental to widen the knowledge about this biome chondrofauna, thus enabling the elaboration of strategic plans for its conservation. In this way, we understand that the event with researchers from the whole Amazon region will be a turning point for conservation research of this biome fishing resources.