By Anastasia Bengard
The production of fish has reduced in Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation informed.
According to its data, for 9 months of 2013 economic entities produced 225.7 tones of slaughter fish, that is 71.3 tones less compared to the previous year. The rates reduction is connected with the fact that people stopped farming rainbow trout in Issyk-Kul province. An amount of juvenile fish put into reservoirs has reduced almost two times. It is connected with limit of budget means, the lack of necessary material and technical base etc.
Earlier on it was stated that in general about 300 tones of fish is produced in Kyrgyzstan with nominal demand of 13,000 tones. More than 12,000 tones of fish are imported from abroad.
It was noted that the Fish Industry Department is working on prevention of poaching. At least 42 raids were carried out, 32 protocols and acts were drawn up and more than 2,100 poaching nets with the total length of 202,500 meters were removed from the water ponds for the reported period. About 1,000 fishes were confiscated from poachers. At least 8 criminal cases were sent to law enforcement agencies.