catfish-john wrote:But A LOT of local species could very well be breed. And this is the chance the local should take up and go for it!
catfish-john wrote:And please don't split hair in saying that it may be unavoidable that every now and then some WC fish may be added to the breeding program... SO WHAT - that increases the quality of the local bred fish immensely! As long as it in the odd one AND NOT GOING TO BE EXPORTED I wouldn't mind at all!
macvsog23 wrote:And he will be replaced by a person who has the interests of ?? at heart.
matthewfaulkner wrote:Can anyone comment on the effects of fish levels where dams in the Amazon have already been built?
Linus_Cello wrote:And the saga continues:
Brazil judge halts work on Belo Monte Amazon dam
A judge in Brazil has ordered a halt to construction of a multi-billion-dollar dam project in the Amazon region.
Judge Carlos Castro Martins barred any work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river.
He ruled in favour of a fisheries group which argued that the Belo Monte dam would affect local fish stocks and could harm indigenous families who make a living from fishing.
Brazil Minister Says Belo Monte Halt Likely To Be Overturned
By Diana Kinch and Paulo Winterstein
Published September 30, 2011 | Dow Jones Newswires
RIO DE JANEIRO -(Dow Jones)- Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said Friday that she expects an injunction blocking work on the Belo Monte to be overturned, allowing construction of the dam to move forward.
Earlier this month a judge suspended construction of the dam on behalf of a fishermen's association in the Amazon region of the Xingu River, where the 11,200 megawatt dam is being built. The judge said that work on the dam itself was prohibited, but allowed continued work on construction site preparation since that didn't interfere with the river's navigability and fishing activity.
Teixeira said that neither her ministry or the environmental regulator Ibama had been notified about the injunction, but she said she was certain it would be overturned.
According to Teixeira, the dam is in accordance with all Brazilian laws and was duly licensed without government interference.
Environmentalists and other opponents of the dam say it will severely alter the livelihood of nearby indigenous communities and force the removal of thousands of families from the region.
Every fish taken from the big bend before they eradicate them is one more fish saved. Save enough individuals and its likely a species saved from extinction.
All I know is that the only way zebra plecos will survive the dam is via captive breeding across the world in the tanks of hobbyists.
[IBAMA] will do nothing to protect anything.
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