Arembepe Coastal Fishery, Brazil

Resource System
Coastal marine ecosystem
Resource Units
Fish stocks of badejo, dentão, carnapú, and olho de boi

Arembepe, a village in the north-central Brazil and capital of the state of Bahia, is located to the north of the city of Salvador on the Atlantic coast. The original case, which spans from 1962 to 1964, catalogues a population of 181 fishermen in the village. A variety of fish are appropriated from the Arembepe Fishery, mainly depending on the season. Few of the most commonly caught fish species are badejo, dentão, carnapú, and olho de boi. The rule that regulates temporary access to fishing spots is "first-in-time, first-in-right".

This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database. A summary of the origninal CPR coding conducted in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University may be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.