Case studies
Sustainable management of the arapaima

The sustainable management of the arapaima has been practised in recent years in the downstream area of the Pacaya watershed, in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

The Arapaima Management Plan

In the Rupununi wetlands of central Guyana, illegal fishing of arapaima (Arapaima gigas) led to a dramatic reduction in its numbers.

Resources

General resources

Community-based management induces rapid recovery of a high-value tropical freshwater fishery