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Ecosystem‐based management of Amazon fisheries and wetlands

Created Feb 28 2020, 9:01 AM by Johannes Peter Zimmermann
  • Colombia
  • wetlands
  • Brazil
  • Amazon
  • Peru

The research article argues to define adequate scales for the ecosystem‐based management of commercial fisheries and the wetlands on which they depend. The authors mapped fisheries and fish ecology data from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia to an explicit GIS framework of river basins and mainstems. Migratory species account for more than 80% of the known maximum catches of commercial fisheries across the Amazon. Of these migratory species, the authors selected six long‐distance migratory fish taxa as flagship species to define the two main commercial fishery regions. The results show that flooded forest area is the most important wetland variable explaining regional variations in migratory characiform biomass as indicated by maximum annual fishery catches. The article concludes that sustainable management of Amazon fisheries will require transnational cooperation and a paradigm shift from local community management alone to a more integrated approach.

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Title (English) Ecosystem‐based management of Amazon fisheries and wetlands
Organization Fish and Fisheries Journal
Language English
Year 2018
File type Online Article
Keywords English Amazon, Brazil, Colombia, Peru
Palabras clave Español Amazonía, Brasil, Colombia, Perú
Palavras-chave Português Amazônia, Brasil, Colômbia, Peru

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