Vega et al. (2018) published a scientific article on aquaculture in the Bolivian Amazon. Using GIS, they predict the suitability of different regions of the country for pacu/tambaqui aquaculture. The article was published in the Journal […]
This article, recently published in Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, compares the status of Amazon fisheries in the Madeira basin in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia, using an indicator approach.
This manual, which was prepared by CEPAC within the framework of the Fish for Life project, with the support of IDRC, Global Affairs, and INIAF, contains updated information on pacú fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon. This […]
Fish for Life, supported by INIAF, World Bank and IDRC-Global Affairs Canada (GAC), publishes the book "Technical bases for the use and management of paiche (Arapaima gigas) in the Bolivian Amazon basin." The book consists of 6 […]
Species introduction, combined with changing access rules, increasing demand, and new road and dam infrastructure, are contributing to notable changes in Bolivian Amazon fisheries. This paper examines community responses to the appearance of a commercially valuable introduced fish […]
The Plurinational State of Bolivia has a high potential for aquaculture and fishing development. Despite this, it is one of the countries with the lowest fish consumption, just about 3 kg/person/year. Within this […]
The giant fish Arapaima cf. gigas was introduced to the northern Amazon of Bolivia more than half a century ago and now contributes significantly to commercial fishing. Little is known about its distribution potential and […]
To improve the nutritional situation with fish, it is important to investigate the potential nutritional contribution of species consumed locally as well as to know the nutritional value of Amazonian fish to promote their consumption […]
The indigenous Ese Ejjas have been the subject of study since the 19th century through exploration and ethnographic studies. Geographically they have been associated with riparian habitats and floodplains of the Madidi, Beni river basins […]
The paiche (Arapaima gigas) is a species that has been acquiring, in a very short time, an outstanding role in the fishing offer of the northern Amazon of Bolivia. It has led to a new production chain and drastic changes […]
During the dry season of 2011, PECES PARA LA VIDA has prioritized the collection of fishing data in the lower basin of the Madre de Dios and Beni rivers. Likewise, a series of activities were developed to […]
Edited by PIEB Foundation, Faunagua, Conservation International, Embassy of Denmark, IDRC, Canadian International Development Agency, CIDOB, World Fisheries Trust, ULRA, Agua Sostenible, FEUPECONAB Year 2012 Pages 152p The freshwater fishing resources of the Amazon require [… ]
Because we all want to eat good quality fish, this manual presents a series of good practices that allow us to improve the handling and conservation of fish, in addition to supporting the development of the fishing sector and food security […]
With the help of Vicente Cuevas, Argentine Chef, specialist in gastronomic and traditional dishes with fish meat, the workshop “Gastronomic dishes with fish meat” was developed, during which the women of the ARAPAIMA group learned and innovated […]
This book provides an updated overview of the aquatic resources of the Bolivian Amazon: freshwater fish and dolphins. Pioneering information is presented on the general characteristics of the region and on the rates […]
Bolivia and Brazil share one of the most attractive and preserved basins in the Amazon region: the Iténez or Guaporé river basin. The highest portions of this basin receive the waters that run over the bed […]
People in Bolivia don't eat much fish — among South American nations it has the lowest per-capita consumption — despite having a large number of lakes and rivers. But local, sustainably sourced fish could be a good source […]
The book "Guidelines and recommendations for the management of paiche" consists of five parts. The first presents the problem of paiche in Bolivia and establishes the scope of this document. In the second part […]
This brochure was prepared in a participatory manner with members of the PPV II project, the MDRYT through SENASAG, public actors (Secretaries and Municipalities), merchants, fishermen and fish farmers from six municipalities that handle high volumes of fish: Cochabamba, […]
This booklet is aimed at producers, marketers, restaurant owners and consumers in general. Provides fish handling advice for deboning and presentation, emphasizing the main farmed species, pacú and tambaqui, with […]
This photo book provides an overview of the actions implemented in the period 2015-2018 by Peces para la Vida II (PPV II), which is a platform of institutions that aims to improve the contribution of fish to […]
Fish for Life II publishes its IV Bulletin, through which tribute is paid to all the talented women and men who are building the future of Bolivia. Through the Project, greater […]
It was published in the third bulletin of the PPV II project!!! In the bulletin you will find data and analysis on the fishing and aquaculture sectors in Bolivia and on the contribution of fish to food security. Here are some […]
This video (in English) shows the results and impacts of the Fish for Life project in different areas: socio-economic, cultural, environmental. It demonstrates how the project has managed to influence the well-being of the Bolivian population, in the […]
This video, prepared by CEPAC within the framework of the PPV project, presents information on the construction of ponds for fish farming. It presents data on the type of soil suitable for the construction of ponds, and provides […]
This video presents information about common parasites and diseases in fish farming in Bolivia, and particularly in the cultivation of pacú (Colossoma, Piaractus)
Fish for Life II is developing strategies and interventions in the fishing and fish farming sectors, improving food security in Bolivia. Members of the Fish for Life II team talk about the project, its challenges […]
The PPV II project, supported by IDRC and Global Affairs (Canada), has strengthened the paiche (Arapaima gigas) value chains in the Bolivian Amazon. Value has been added to this resource through the use of leather.
The contribution of native fish species and an introduced species, the paiche, to food security in the northern Bolivian Amazon.
The First Bolivian Congress of Ichthyology was held in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, from October 26 to 28, 2017. The congress brought together specialists, fishermen and communicators.
“The quality of life of our family has improved a lot with the production of fish and with our restaurant specialized in grilled fish “Palacio del Tambaquí”. We have economic stability.” “Before, my husband used to stay in the chaco. […]
“I was one of the first people to dedicate myself to fish farming. “As a woman, it is an honor to be taken into account and to be an example for other producers.” “I consider myself an entrepreneurial woman. I am always busy […]
My name is Alicia Crespo Cruz, I am from Comarapa – Santa Cruz, and my husband Juan Carlos Fernández is from Yacuiba- Tarija, we met in Chapare, we have 8 children and for years we have lived here in Yapacaní, […]
Video regarding the takeover of the Board of Directors of the Aquaculture Platform in the municipality of Entre Ríos. English subtitles.
My name is Hugo Mamani Silvestre, I was born in the town of Arani, in the Department of Cochabamba, my wife is called Gumersinda Ventura, and she was born in San Juan de Yapacaní; We have 3 children, the oldest is 16 years old, […]
Through the revaluation of ancestral knowledge and exploring new and diverse gastronomic forms, it is hoped to help the food security of populations that consume fish and contribute to generating greater added value […]