Survey finds 31% decline in North Rupununi’s endangered Arapaima
-sport fishing suspected cause
The Arapaima population in the north Rupununi has dropped by 31%, according to preliminary results of a survey and there is concern that sport fishing has led to the decline of the endangered species.
“We just did a survey and it’s just under 5,000,” Chief Executive Officer of the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) Ivor Marslow told a stakeholders’ meeting on the organisation’s Community Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (CMRV) project at Cara Lodge last Friday. Over the past two years, the 16 communities of the north Rupununi have been implementing the first CMRV project in Guyana.