SUCCESFULL START OF ARTIFICIAL TROUT SPAWNING
More than 100.000 roes have been collected at the beginning of artificial spawning of trout, which started yesterday in Ohrid Lake, Makfax's correspondent reported.
The Hydro Biology Institute in Ohrid is carrying out the spawning for a third year in a row. This year, the Environment Ministry set apart 1.4 million denars for this purposes, engaging 11 professional fishermen.
After marking the fish, the catch is returned into the lake in order to preserve as many fertile trout as possible, said Goce Kostovski, the director of the Hydro Biology Institute.
MD: Nice to hear that, there are almost no Ohrid trout's left and the ones that are, are being fished illegal in Macedonia but even more on the Albanian side of the lake, who don't even have a law on them. The best thing is to boycott the fishing, to never eat or buy a trout, in that way, they will not fish for it if no one is buying it. But that's impossible, and then again, it is so delicious and attractive for tourists.