I – ethnobiological and ecological studies on fishers and their relations with nature;
II – studies on the biology of the fish and other organisms gathered or cultivated in the fishers' communities, including the extraction of animals and plants;
III – studies of the diet of fishing communities;
IV – studies involving the food security or safety of the fishing communities, with the purpose of promoting:
a) improvement in the resource utilization;
b) species diversity and resource use;
c) policies and management of natural resources;
d) hygiene and sanitation conditions in the resource handling and commercialization.
V – Capacitation and training of researchers and environmental managers, among others.