Fishes and cowboy boots: An optimistic view


The community-based management of Arapaima gigas for sustainable commercial use allows that wild fish legally harvested in the Brazilian Amazon supply the demand for exotic leather in the US, supporting the conservation of the forest and providing income for fishers communities if based in fair-trade. We provide a more optimistic view than Heinrich et al. (2019) on the effects of international trade of arapaima leather in the conservation of the species in Brazil.

Arapaima gigas, Brazilian Amazon, community-based management, conservation, fair-trade, leather, pirarucu, US import