03 October 2006

Sábalos in danger

Let's look at it now, because we won't be seeing it for a long time. The government of Santa Fe has forbidden the fishing of sábalo in the northern coastal departments of the province, because it's being depleted at an alarming rate, especially since its export price in pesos has tripled. Prochilodus lineatus, which inhabits the basins of the Paraná River and the Uruguay River, is one of the bases of the food chain of the Paraná. In protest, fishermen have come south and blocked the access to the Rosario-Victoria Bridge. About 10,000 people make a living out of fish in the coast of Santa Fe.

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