PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
April 19, 2017
NEW PROJECTS IN FISH FARMING
Ferghana region carried out 40 new projects in fish farming last year. Artificial ponds were organized on 170.4 hectares. The works were empowered by 1.3 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 19.04.2017, 1$= 3678.89 soums) of soft loans of commercial banks.
The region possesses ample opportunities for the development of fish farming. Channeling of loan funds of commercial banks to the industry, effective use of natural lakes, provision of farms with fish roach and fodder have ensured success.
The Shimoly Baghdod farm of Baghdad district built a ten hectare artificial pool and grew 50.9 tons of fish in 2016 through the 120 million soums concessional loan of Ipoteka Bank.
252 farms of the region grow marketable fish species like European carp, grass carp and silver carp. Baghdad and Furkat districts are currently piloting African catfish farming.
The scale of fish farming by the new hatchery technology has been expanding in the region year by year. To date, nearly a hundred of new cages have been installed in the Central Ferghana Reservoir in Yazyavan district, the Karkidon Reservoir of the Kuva district, the Kurgantepa Reservoir of the Oltiaryk district. The new technology helped to grow about 250 tons of fish in the region last year alone.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)