Giant Amazonian fish now 'locally extinct' in many areas

August 13, 2014 6:27 PM

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"Many previously overexploited arapaima populations are now booming due to good management," said Leandro Castello.

An international team of scientists recently surveyed villages and fishing communities in the Brazilian state of Amazonas to find out more about the health of arapaima populations. The researchers found the species is now missing from many areas in the Amazon where it used to dominate the food chain...

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