Apure

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Apure

(äpo͞o`rā), river, c.500 mi (800 km) long, rising in the Andes, N Colombia, and flowing E across W central Venezuela to the Orinoco River. It drains much of the western portion of the Orinoco basin and is navigable by river steamers for c.400 mi (640 km) during the rainy season. There is extensive livestock ranching along the Apure llanos, or plains. The Portuguesa and Guárico rivers are the chief tributaries.
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Any fisheries management plan for the Apure River drainage, must have a set of strategies and tactics for implementation, to guarantee the protection, conservation, and propagation of the fisheries resources, for both migratory or non-migratory fishes.
To the south of this range, the Orinoco and Apure rivers drain from the west and the south-west before debouching through a large delta into the Atlantic.