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Pond culture of “Paiche”, Arapaima gigas in Peru – Video

Video credit: Juan Martin Canturin Garcia (Peru) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel and website) Arapaima gigas  is Known as paiche in Peru and pirarucu in Brazil and Colombia.  This species is one of the largest freshwater scaled fishes in the world. Paiche is characterized by its excellent high growth rate, …

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Culture of “Paiche”, Arapaima gigas  in floating cages in Lake Imiria, Peru

Photos’ credit: Fred Chu-Koo via Juan Martin Canturin Garcia (Peru) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The large demand on “Paiche” in Peurvian and international markets encouraged the farming initiative of the species especially in the light of its excellent characteristics including its high growth rate, no intramuscular spines, and tolerance to …

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Amazonía peruana. fondo de pesca (in Spanish)

Credit: Wilder Rodrìguez Arteaga (Peru) Su población tiene la mayor tasa de consumo per cápita de pescado en Perú (~20 kg/año) Más de 200 especies son usadas como fuentes de proteína pero solo ~50 son vendidas en los mercados locales. Las especies más explotadas para la acuicultura incluyen: Piaractus brachipomus “paco” – Prochilodus nigricans “boquichico” …

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Peruvian Amazon: Fishery background

Credit: Wilder Rodrìguez Arteaga (Peru) Fish consumption in Peru as measured in per capita consumption is the highest (~ 20 kg / year). There are over 200 fish species which represent a source of protein. However, only ~ 50 are sold in local markets. The most exploited species for aquaculture include: Piaractus brachipomus “paco”  –  Prochilodus …

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