In case of relevant preservation, it is possible to allow whitefish commercial hunting at Lake Sevan

13-06-2018

Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Gnel Sanosyan held a working meeting over illegal fishing issue and the opportunities of commercial fishing; in attendance were Director of Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of NAS RA Bardukh Gabrielyan, Director of “Sevan” national park Vahe Gulanyan, Head of Bioresources Management Agency Artem Tarzyan, Head of Department of Agriculture and Environment of Gegharkunik Regional Administration Hambardzum Hambardzumyan, as well as relevant heads of MNP subdivisions.

The meeting took a note of the data of Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of NAS RA, as well as fish stocks and periods of prohibition of fishing at Lake Sevan. Based on the results of the research, the attendees considered a commercial hunting permit with a restricted amount possible, since, first of all non-commercial fishing (up to 500 grams) and prohibition of the import of fishing appliance for that purpose must be excluded remarkably within this period of the year. The mechanisms of involving the residents of nearby communities in the measures addressed to solving the problems of Lake Sevan were prioritized in the course of the meeting, that were considered on June 8 with the representatives of riverside communities as well.

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