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Within the framework of the II Bolivian Congress of Ichthyology (Trinidad, September 2019), biologists, fishermen and public actors from Brazil and Bolivia met with the purpose of exchanging experiences on cross-border fisheries management in the Madeira River basin. The workshop was carried out with the participation of 22 people from both countries. The objective was to prioritize cooperation actions in cross-border fisheries management in different areas (public, scientific, civil society) for the period 2019-2020. Several agreements were reached, among others,

(a) the compilation and systematization of all available information (published and gray) on the impacts caused by the Jirau/Santo Antonio dams on migratory fish, and eventually also on other biotic (eg buffalo) and abiotic (water) factors;
(b) the development of a protocol for fisheries monitoring in the basin, which allows standardizing and harmonizing the methods used, thus ensuring that in the future fishery information is collected at all sites applying standards;
(c) move towards the recategorization at the regional and continental level of the dorado (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) using the criteria established by IUCN, in coordination with researchers in the different Amazonian countries;
(d) create a web page on transboundary fisheries management in the Madera basin, which could serve as a repository on the topic, and as a meeting point between the different actors involved in the topic;
(e) promote the formation of working groups on transboundary fisheries management, as a possible preamble to the formation of a bi- or trinational fisheries management committee in the Madera basin

The workshop was organized by WWF, CIRA (UCB) and FAUNAGUA,

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