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In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish

August 14, 2013 – 2:47 pm |
Amazon's International Trade President Alvaro Marles and Vice President Carlos Ramirez are shown near the company fish farm in Florencia, Colombia. The company expects to ship 20,000 arowana fish to Asia this year. (Chris Kraul / For The Times / August 11, 2013)

FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China’s middle class isn’t some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia’s Amazon River basin.
It’s driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the …

Rescuing the Pearl Gourami and other rare fish species

August 12, 2013 – 2:00 pm |
Fish hunt: It took three years of hard searching in Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan before Yunedi could find someone who could sell him a population of peral gourami, locally known as sepat mutiara, for his laboratory. Photo: Syofiardi Bachyul

The fish is only the size of two fingers and flat, with a bright silver abdomen and a dark back. A black horizontal line, extending from between the eyes to …

100+ fish species could disappear in California due to climate change

June 3, 2013 – 10:35 am |
Sacramento perch (Photo Credit: Giordano, Dave: Ecosite Media)

 Scientists believe that California may lose certain salmon species and other native freshwater fish species within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue. These species would …

Rapid drop in Lake Malawi’s water levels drives down fish stocks

May 23, 2013 – 1:42 pm |
Nguwo village committee chairman Ibrahim Kachinga on the shores of Lake Malawi. For the past five years the committee has been educating residents about the need to protect the lake. Photograph: Mabvuto Banda/IPS

Lloyd Phiri, a fisherman from Senga Bay on Lake Malawi‘s shores in Malawi’s central region, knows that the lake’s water levels are dropping. He can see it in his catch, …

Lake Turkana (Kenya) may dry up in our lifetime

May 7, 2013 – 10:34 am |

New report say it’s a matter of when and not if the lake, the largest desert lake in the world, is going to disappear if the ongoing Gibe III dam …

Extinction Nears for China’s ‘River Pig,’ the Finless Porpoise

May 3, 2013 – 1:50 pm |

BEIJING — It’s known in China as the “river pig,” the finless porpoise that has lived in the Yangtze River system for about 300,000 years but may become extinct within …

Fish Cannot Smell in Polluted Waters

May 1, 2013 – 10:05 am |

Fish in lakes tainted with heavy metals are losing their sense of smell.
 
Fish in lakes tainted with metals are losing their sense of smell, stoking concern among experts that the …

Perfect Storm Looms for Brazil’s Diversity of Fishes

April 29, 2013 – 7:14 am | 3 Comments | 
The South American Silver Croaker, Plagioscion squamosissimus, proposed for culturing in cages in Brazilian reservoirs. Figure modified from Froese and Pauly.

Brazil Proposes to Approve the Planting of Invasive Fish Species
Biologists fear a new wave of invasive fish species will be headed for Brazilian waters if legislation in that country’s Congress …

The river of plenty: uncovering the secrets of the amazing Mekong

April 28, 2013 – 7:38 am | One Comment | 
Catfish in Lao PDR market from the Mekong. Photo courtesy of FISHBIO.

Home to giant catfish and stingrays, feeding over 60 million people, and with the largest abundance of freshwater fish in the world, the Mekong River, and its numerous tributaries, brings …

ESF Scientist Rediscovers Long-lost Giant Fish from Amazon

April 27, 2013 – 1:50 pm |
Arapaima sp. from Guyana. Image: D.J. Stewart

A professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has put aside nearly a century and a half of conventional wisdom with the rediscovery of a species …

The ‘living fossil’ coelacanth fish left behind by evolution

April 27, 2013 – 5:51 am |
coelacanth

A deep-sea fish which became known as a “living fossil” has not changed in appearance since before the time of the dinosaurs with the help of an extraordinary genome that …

WWF and aquarium trade in the Amazon and Orinoco

April 25, 2013 – 10:19 am |
© WWF Colombia / Maria Ximena Galeano

Buy exotic fish, save Amazon rainforests

You may not be aware that the fish in your aquarium tank, with its vivid colours and graceful flittering movements, has made a very long …

Buy a Fish, Save a Tree

April 22, 2013 – 11:56 am |

At sunrise on a September day in 1991, as Scott Dowd’s riverboat floated up the Rio Negro in Brazil, flocks of shrieking macaws streaked the sky red and gold. Otherwise, …

New tetra from the upper rio Tapajós, Brazil

April 16, 2013 – 8:50 am |
Hyphessobrycon peugeoti © Ingenito et al.

A new tetra of the genus Hyphessobrycon has been described from affluents of the middle rio Juruena, itself a tributary in the upper rio Tapajós basin, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
The …