Seplag opens registrations for the selection process for the Technical Residency program

Seplag opens registrations for the selection process for the Technical Residency program
Seplag opens registrations for the selection process for the Technical Residency program
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Governor Mauro Mendes stated, during an interview with the Fish TV channel, this Monday (01.04), that the Zero Transport Law, in force since January 1st of this year, will guarantee not only the preservation of species at risk of extinction but also also stimulate sport fishing and tourism in Mato Grosso.

With the new law, it is estimated that the sector will raise R$2 billion annually in the coming years, a figure four times higher than the current R$500 million, without the law.

“Stimulating sport fishing and fishing tourism is the best alternative for the cities involved and for the population that lives around them. Mato Grosso has extraordinary potential for this. We can transform the Pantanal and other regions close to rivers, such as Araguaia, into an even more robust segment. It is a sector that is constantly growing”, he highlighted.

Mauro highlighted the economic advantages of fishing tourism, such as the high occupancy rate of hotels and inns, driven by visitors from outside the country.

“There are people who come from other countries to visit our State and fish these fish. This reinforces our conviction that it is important to preserve not only culture, but our fishing stocks. In addition to doing good for nature, preservation will guarantee new economic activity”, he argued.

The governor recalled the importance of implementing the Zero Transport Law in Mato Grosso, which prohibits the fishing and sale of 12 species of fish in the State. According to Mauro, the measure was adopted in response to the decline in fish stocks and the risk of extinction, and was inspired by the ban on dorado a few years ago, which resulted in the repopulation of this species in rivers.

“This law was born based on sad evidence of a reduction in the fish population in recent years. We are close to the extinction of these species. So we acted early and decided to take action before everything ends and it is too late to repair the damage”, he stressed.

To support the development of fishing tourism, Mauro also pointed out that the State Government has made investments in infrastructure to attract more visitors to the municipalities, in addition to offering financing with low interest rates to entrepreneurs in the sector, through the Development development agency Mt.

“These are cities that have great potential for fishing tourism, so we are improving airports, improving roads, paving, creating the best conditions so that tourists can arrive and leave with ease, and be well received. All of this with the quality that this sector needs and deserves,” he said.

The governor also mentioned the implementation of severe penalties for illegal fishing, including imprisonment, seizure of equipment and high fines, to discourage predatory practices and ensure compliance with the law.

“The penalties are harsh, to show citizens that it is not worth the risk. It’s not worth thinking that it can be overlooked. We have a hundred species that are released, but these 12 species are prohibited by law”, he reinforced.


The article is in Portuguese

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