Certified to a third party environmental sustainability standard OR Stable and productive low impact fishery with precautionary management, proven effectiveness and confidence that the status will be maintained or further improved. If the stock is data deficient with stable catches.
巨巴西骨舌魚 ("Kuk Ba Sai Gwunk Sit Yu")
Pirarucu, Bodeco, Pirosca
Joao Campos-Silva, Instituto Juruá, Brazil
The University of Hong Kong
Frozen fish are available for Arapaima fillets and therefore the species is possibly available throughout the year, despite the restricted catch season (ban on fishing between November to January the next year to coincide with spawning season).
Arapaima are mostly caught by fishermen using gillnets. This method is used selectively for Arapaima under community-based management and therefore bycatch is negligible during the fishing process. Impacts on surrounding habitats are also likely to be negligible.