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Aquarium fisheries as a non-timber forest product: experiences from conservation through community development in North Rupununi District, Guyana

Bicknell, Jake E., Chin, Christopher (2007) Aquarium fisheries as a non-timber forest product: experiences from conservation through community development in North Rupununi District, Guyana. Conservation Evidence, 4 . pp. 94-98. ISSN 1758-2067. (KAR id:48130)

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Abstract

Deforestation is one of the major global conservation issues. Solutions are being sought to tackle this ongoing

promote the sustainable use of forests in the interest of biodiversity conservation. One such project ‘Iwokrama’,

reduction in its numbers. Iwokrama responded by initiating the Arapaima Management Plan in 2002. This

of fish for the aquarium trade was developed. Harvesting of a few selected fish species is carried-out by

incidental by-catch. Four species are primarily caught as they are numerous in the Rupununi and are of high trade

drop for any given species, harvesting is suspended and the population is allowed to recover before harvesting

2005, the project reached financial sustainability with current profits of over US$3,000 feeding back into local

community initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jake Bicknell
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 15:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48130 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bicknell, Jake E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6831-627X
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