Stop Over-fishing in the Parana River

  • by: Concerned Citizens of the World
  • recipient: Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner and Argentinean Ministry of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Project Coordinator Ricardo Delfino

The Parana River in Argentina has been known in the past for its immense biodiversity and large quantities of fish. But according to, the river is now facing an unpredicted decline in fish with some species even failing to reproduce at all. interviewed a few environmental and scientific researchers and they have stated that this decline in fish numbers is due to several factors; over-fishing, low water levels, low rate of reproduction, poor fishing laws, fish not growing as large and the declining number of fish species in the river. While some factors are uncontrollable, the government of Argentina can do many things in order to help these fish reproduce and increase their numbers such as improving and updating the fishing laws. This would give these species a chance to mature enough in order to be able to reproduce.

Tell the government of Argentina that they need to stop over-fishing in the Parana River to help fish numbers increase and allow them to reproduce.

We the undersigned sincerely ask the government of Argentina to stop the over-fishing of the Parana River by changing the inadequate fishing laws. Recent studies have shown that fish species are unable to reproduce as they do not have the chance to fully develop and mature. Combined with other factors, such as low water levels, over-fishing has caused the sudden and unexpected decline of fish in the river. As this river used to be one of the most biodiverse rivers in the area, it is very important that we protect and help these fish species grow back to the numbers they once had.

Please do everything you can to protect and support the fish in the Parana River as they are an essential part of the ecosystem and life in Argentina.

Thank you.

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