Sustainable Fisheries

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In the Bolivian Amazon, thousands of families depend on fisheries, especially indigenous peoples and rural communities. Fishing for the paiche (Arapaima gigas), an introduced species, has become a socioeconomic alternative in recent years, and contributes to subsistence for many indigenous fishers.

In support of sustainable development, Peces para la Vida II conducts technical and social studies to optimize management practices for this species. The project aims to scale-up these management capacities into additional indigenous communities across Bolivia’s Northern Amazon region. Additionally, the project is contributing to building a supportive environment for improved fisheries governance, considering all actors in the region.

The Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Law is Enacted

The PPV I & II projects contributed to the participative formulation of this law, and are now assisting in publicizing it in coordination with Bolivia’s Legislative Assembly. This historic advance will help regulate and manage the fisheries and aquaculture resources.

Agreements with indigenous authorities over the management of paiche

The Indigenous Centre of the Amazon Region of Bolivia (CIRABO) and the leaders of indigenous territories created a partnership with the National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation and Peces para la Vida II project to learn about the potential use and distribution of paiche (Arapaima gigas ) in each of the indigenous…

Mejorando la gobernanza en la pesca en la Cuenca Amazónica boliviana

En un intercambio de conocimientos entre indígenas del norte de Bolivia, se aplicó una técnica participativa de conteo de paiche para el manejo comunitario de lagunas, que se desarrolló en Brasil con éxito hace varios años. Como resultado se formaron técnicos locales indígenas para el conteo de paiche …

Fisheries organizations from the Northern Amazon legalize their fishing and commercial activities

The legal status of fishing in the Bolivian Northern Amazon is uncertain. One of the goals of the Federation of Fishers, Vendors and Fish Farmers of the Northern Amazon of Bolivia (FEUPECOPINAB) - was to legalize the status of its member associations to improve their economic potential and visibility. PPV has offered legal technical…

Visita al primer centro comunitario indígena de procesamiento de carne de paiche

Visita al primer centro comunitario indígena de procesamiento de carne de paiche.

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