On December 6 of this year, the Economic Development Management of the Regional Production Directorate (DIREPRO) of the Regional Government of Loreto (GORE Loreto) approved the sustainable capture quota of Arahuana fingerlings in the Wicungo Alto Tapiche lake through Directorial Resolution No. 479-2017- GRL / DIREPRO.
On September 21 of this year, Mr. Roberto Tafur Shupingahua, President of the Association of Artisanal Fishermen "Wicungo" requested said harvesting quota within the framework of the implementation of the "Management Program of" Arahuana "Osteoglossum bicirrhosum in the lake. Wicungo - Alto Tapiche ”for the period 2016-2020.
The objective of this activity is to capture hydrobiological resources through fishing, aquatic hunting or gathering using small boats or without them, mainly through manual labor. For this, it is necessary to have a Fishing Permit, within the framework of a Fishing Management Program, approved by DIREPRO to carry out extraction or collection activities.
From the aforementioned Directorial Resolution, the Association of Artisanal Fishermen "Wicungo" will be able to extract the fingerlings in a sustainable way and sell them to an Aquarium in the city of Iquitos, which will be in charge of exporting them to Asian countries.
Achieving the quota for the sustainable capture of arahuana has been an effort for which the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous - CEDIA has provided technical and financial assistance since 2015 through the execution of the project “Incorporation of 2.4 million hectares of Tropical Forests of the south east of Loreto –Peru, to participatory conservation ”thanks to the financing of the Rain Forest Trust cooperative.