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High altitude farming on Lake Titicaca

Chasing rainbows?
  • Survival of the toughest
  • Backpackers
  • Touching the sky
  • Sun-cured tubers
  • Chasing rainbows?
  • Herding homeward
  • Bright smiles

Chasing rainbows?

The waters of Lake Titicaca are renowned for rainbow trout and kingfish. While trout were introduced the late 1930s to increase protein in local diets, many are now produced in hatcheries. Meanwhile, overfishing has significantly reduced kingfish stocks.

picture credit: © Neil Palmer



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