More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
Pictures shared on social networks show a dead dolphin, which had presumably become entangled in a net for illegal fishing in the Ibare River, near the city of Trinidad.
The proposal, subject to authorization of the National Monetary Council, will benefit fishermen of protected areas in the Brazilian tropical jungle.
The construction of dams in the Brazilian Amazon affected significantly the fauna of the rivers by the disappearance of fish species.
Use of dolphin baits for fishing is reported several years ago, but only now has become actions against the killing.
The approval of the Fisheries Management Program of the Arapaima gigas species, also known regionally as the “paiche” brings benefits to the people who manage this resource in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
Over the past three decades have been marketed through the ports of Asís and Leguízamo 4,250 tonnes of fish, for the latter town, during the period 1985-2010, have mobilized 3,409 tons.
Because of different activities outside the law, but also by natural anomalies, fishing in the rivers of the Amazon has been reduced considerably, according to local authorities.