Rio Negro River

Dr. Roberto E. Reis
Chair, Brazilian Association of Ichthyologists
IUCN Lead, South America Freshwater Fish

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Dr. Reis in English

” The fishing activity of home aquarium fish in a well established area, protects the natural environment, since other subsistence activities generally require the cutting of the forest…The fishermen know that home aquarium species maintaining the ecosystem are critical for fish continue to thrive, ensuring their livelihood. The massive scale of forest areas inundated in the Middle Rio Negro guarantee an almost inexhaustible supply of home aquairum fish which, in turn, ensure the sustainability of this activity is extremely beneficial to the environment compared with alternatives.”

Dr. Roberto E. Reis
Chair, Brazilian Association of Ichthyologists
IUCN Lead, South America Freshwater Fish