Planning a sustainable future for Rupununi fisheries in Guyana

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Fraser, B.

The vast savannah in Guyana’s southern Rupununi region has varying moods. From April through August, the rainy season, it turns into a shimmering water worldBy February, parts will be tinder-dry, sometimes fueling wildfires that rage across the grasslandDuring seasonal flooding, waters from Amazonian rivers mix with those of a watershed that drains into the AtlanticFish from both river systems swim upstream to spawn in lakes and ponds, giving the region remarkable aquatic biodiversityThis rich freshwater fishery has long been a key source of food for the people of the Rupununi — Wapishana, Makushi and Wai-wai Amerindians, as well as descendants of British colonists and the indentured servants and slaves they brought to work in the colony

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