Giant Amazon Fish Extinct In 19 Percent Of Local Communities

August 13, 2014 8:34 PM

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A giant Amazon fish that was once extremely prevalent has gone extinct in certain fishing communities.

To make their findings the Virginia Tech research team compared mainstream bioeconomic theory (which has been largely relied on to protect fish populations) with the less popular "fishing down" theory (which predicts that large, high-value and easy to catch fish can be driven to extinction).

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