Within the framework of “Program for the Northern River Shrimp Aquaculture Fishing Strategy consolidation in Choapa River basin project” Repopulation and Culture Department IFOP researchers recently published a research entitled ” PREDATORS KNOWLEDGE STATUS OF FRESHWATER PRAWN CRYPHIOPS CAEMENTARIUS (DECAPODA: PALAEMONIDAE) IN RIVER SYSTEMS ALONG NORTH WESTERN ANDEAN REGION FROM PERÚ AND CHILE ”. Download link: https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/41213
Carlos Velásquez, IFOP Coquimbo semi-senior researcher and research lead author explained “our results emphasize the relevance of native predators conservation such as aquatic birds and the need for control measures on invasive exotic fish. Consequently, this review can serve as an initial decision-making tool for future conservation and management efforts for this species in river environments of the Andean region ”
Francisco Cárcamo, Repopulation and Culture Department’s Head and research co-author indicated that “this type of study is necessary to achieve a better understanding of natural ecosystems dynamics, such as basins and rivers, and of native species such as the North river shrimp, which are being affected by various anthropogenic actions and that many times may require active measures for their conservation and / or recovery, including repopulation ”.