Fishing for piracatinga, a flat fish known as “Water Vulture”, will be restricted for a period of five years in the Amazon.
March 20, 2015
The region has 23 protected areas and 2 million hectares of forest. Projects seek to promote the sustainable development of the area.
April 24, 2015
Tapajos river fishers may join the group of Brazilians who need public assistance to feed themselves. The federal government has started a series of infrastructure projects that will take the fish away from the fishermen.
May 13, 2015
A new study suggests that the catfish’s sensitive life cycle—complete with long journeys timed to coincide with seasonal river flows—may be interrupted by dams in their last remaining refuge.