ARMENIA’s government will has secured 3.6 billion drams for a trout hatchery in Sevan Lake.
An announcement was made by the country’s minister of agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, states a report by Arka News Agency, in which he commented that the complex programme was aimed at restoring the trout population.
A fish-rearing and fish processing factory will be built at Sevan, costing 3 billion and 600 million drams respectively. Young fish produced at the facility will be released directly into the lake.
In the ‘90s, the fish population of the Sevan totalled around 28-30,000 tonnes. Today, resources are down to only 420 tonnes.