By Arthur Hovhannisyan
As Bardukh Gabrielyan, Dr. in Biological Sciences, Director of Zoology and Hydroecology Center of NAS RA, assures it’s too early to speak about the availability of industrial reserves of the trout in Lake Sevan or to take this species out of the Red Book. Bardukh Gabrielyan said, “Unfortunately, the self-recovery of the trout reserves doesn’t take place, i.e. their natural reproduction is in poor condition. The first reason is naturally fish poaching.”
The other reason is the poor condition of the rivers, which are spawning sites, as the most river are currently either polluted or the water intake exceeds the permissible standards, as some SHPPs don’t follow the standards they have to.