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 nigricans “boquichico” – Macropomum “gamitana” – Arapaima gigas “paiche”

Peruvian Fishery background


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