Amazon Footprints

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A box of mixed fish including rainbow bass (tucunare) piranha and cat fish for sale at Manaus fish market having been caught in the freshwater rivers Amazon and Rio Negro. 2005 saw the worst drought in the region for 60 years which affected fish sizes and catches. Declining catches were also blamed on the loss of river habitats due to deforestation of the Amazonian rainforest.