MarBrasil is a Brazilian non-governmental organization that seeks the conservation and preservation of the marine environment and the sustainable development of the Brazilian coastal area.

Intensive bottom trawling since the 70s has been the main cause for the progressive depletion of fish stocks in coastal areas of Paran state, affecting at least 1.500 small-scale fishermen along the 80 km coastline. The difficulties faced by these communities have increased as resources have decreased, causing unemployment, poverty and social exclusion.

One of MarBrasil’s programmes – the Programme of Extension and Support to Fishing and Aquaculture (PREAMAR) works to solve these conflicts by integrating different projects including training and courses to introduce new technologies for fisheries management of the fishing industry.