About 400,000 fish species to add to Ayeyawady River

Fish species will be added to the Ayeyawady River in the second week of September to be able to increase fisheries resources, according to the Fisheries Department from Mandalay Region. These fish species will be provided by the hatching camps in Mandalay region. The department has planned to add about 400,000 fish species to the Ayeyawady River. This the project is aimed at the development of fisheries resources and fisheries production. By adding the fish species, there will be an increasing volume of the fisheries resources.
Currently, the fingerlings are being supplied through Theyetgone, Netyaekan, Yenantha and Kumae hatching camps from Mandalay region. About 400,000 Rohu and Barbus fish species will be added to the river from the department’s hatching camps. The department will supply about 2,000 fingerlings worth K40,000, per acre of fish ponds for re-establishment of the fisheries sector adversely affected by the outbreak of coronavirus disease, according to the Fisheries Department in Mandalay region.
For the improvement of the livestock sector, the department is also providing educational courses and raising awareness about illegal fish farming and preservation of endangered fish species as well as releasing fish into rivers, creeks, dams, and reservoirs, and collecting fishery data in cooperation with international organizations. —Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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