The project introduces quality Amazonian fish products to the regional markets in order to encourage the development of a large scale sustainable aquaculture in the Amazon region. The main purpose of the project is to achieve the sale of a regular flow of Amazonian fish products outside the Amazon basin, on the regional South American market, with a quality standard considered acceptable by the sanitary authorities, meeting the demands of quality and regularity of the buyers and being economically rewarding.
The project was launched in 2009 and the market studies in seven big cities in the region have been completed. Ice making machines were purchased and installed in the three participating countries and several hands on training workshops on fish handling were carried out at three project sites. The project result is widely disseminated through the PEA’s network and magazine.