“The effectiveness of combating fishing and crawfish hunting will score 7 out of 10, if I assess the results for 2016: if this tear we succeed to have the indicators for the last year, we will receive essentially positive results,” RA Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan said in his interview given to the journalists in Gegharkounik Region, where he held a working consultation on the measures aimed at banning fishing in Lake Sevan.
“Sevan” National Park has been assigned to carry out all the measures properly both taking out the swimming facilities and exercising 24/7 control. At the same time, together with the police and the inspection body a joint action plan has been envisaged to have movable and immovable inspection points, as well as to carry out regular visits so as to ensure natural reproduction of fish species. All the people involved in the chain of fish realization will be strictly punished,’ RA Nature Protection Minister said.
Head of RA Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body Yeghish Terteryan said that this year they will continue enhancing control at higher rates to ensure a sustainable growth in fish reserves.
“Yesterday I signed a decree to enhance the control not only in Gegharkounik Region but also in the whole republic, especially in Yerevan. There will be inspectors who will carry out inspection together with the police in the realization points: 24/7 control will be exercised,” Yeghish Terteryan said.
Reminder: Under RA Nature Protection Minister’s decree, fishing and crawfish hunting is banned in Lake Sevan from 20 December 2017 to 15 January 2018.
20:25 December 20, 2017