Prussian Carp Reserves Reduced Twice in Lake Sevan Because of Non-Regulated Hunting and Illegal Fishing

Prussian Carp Reserves Reduced Twice in Lake Sevan Because of Non-Regulated Hunting and Illegal Fishing

EcoLur

Because of non-regulated and poaching the reserves of even Prussian carp have reduced around twice. To ensure natural reproduction of the fish the fishing and crawfish hunting was banned in Lake Sevan from 1 to 25 December and from 6 to 20 January 2017.

The same temporary ban refers to all the fish. After the end of the ban it’s permitted to fish the Prussian Carp and crawfish.

As Sevak Baloyan, Head of Animal Resource Management Department of Nature Protection Ministry, informed EcoLur, the trout is a red-listed species and its fishing is banned as long as it gets out of the Red Book of Armenia and has industrial reserves. The fishing of the whitefish will be banned by Nature Protection Ministry as long as the National Academy of Sciences permits its industrial fishing.

Bardukh Gabrielyan, Director of Scientific Center for Zoology and Hyroecology of NAS RA, informed EcoLur that the industrial reserves of the fish in Lake Sevan made up 450 tons in 2016. In order to permit whitefish fishing its reserves need to make at least 1000 tons. Reminder: in the Soviet years the industrial reserves of the whitefish in Lake Sevan made up 30,000 tons. As of 2016, the industrial reserve of the trout in Lake Sevan is 1.5 tons. In order to permit the fishing of this species, it should get out of the Red Book and have at least 1000 tons of industrial reserves to permit the hunting.

As of 016, the industrial reserves of the crawfish made up 4500 tons, the Prussian carp – 100 tons, which is lower about twice as compared with the last year. In 2015 the industrial reserves made up 190 tons.

16:36 December 07, 2016


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