Fishing for a living fossil?
Reuters reported that a type of fish named arapaima or pirarucu is considered by biologists to be a living fossil.
Arapaima is the largest freshwater fish species in South America and one of the largest in the world,
Catching the arapaima, a fish that is sought after for its meat, is only allowed once a year by Brazil’s environmental protection agency.
The minimum size allowed for a fisherman to keep an arapaima is 1.5 meters.
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