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.

Concern was expressed by several speakers that a new sport fishing initiative among three communities …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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