Fishing for piracatinga, a flat fish known as “Water Vulture”, will be restricted for a period of five years in the Amazon.
A recent survey of fishing communities in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, found that the arapaima is already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin. In other parts of the Amazon, its numbers are rapidly dwindling.
The Hypancistrus zebra has been exported illegally by a route passing through the state of Amazonas.
The construction of dams in the Brazilian Amazon affected significantly the fauna of the rivers by the disappearance of fish species.
Scientists reports that they have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish in several tributaries of the Negro River in the Amazonas, State of Brazil.
To quantify the effect of deforestation on fish, Kirk Winemiller is working with a team of Texas A&M and Brazilian researchers. Once completed, the project will inform the work of government agencies and conservation groups in Brazil.
A report of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) reveals that the water of the Moronaocha lagoon (Loreto) has coliform bacteria above the permissible limit, because the drain of all the neighboring waterways lead into this lake.
This giant is easy to pick up, because it needs to emerge. This feature also allows to count it and plan a sustainable fishery.
Police and environmental organizations conducted operations in areas of high risk of contamination in Iquitos, where illegal activities take place.
A new species of arapaima was discovered in the Amazon.