More than a million fish died in Tajikistan due to January frosts. Farms that breed trout have suffered the most . Now they are actively restoring the population. Will manufacturers be able to return to their previous indicators, Karina Narzikulova, correspondent of MIR 24, found out.
Gold, amber, river – each weighing up to three kilograms, and this is not the limit. And this trout is only a few months old – it needs special care: frequent feeding and water temperature not lower than 18 degrees.
Now the houses, that is, the pools, are literally teeming with fish, and more recently, when frosts reached minus 30, the farm could lose its entire population.
“We have 42 houses in total, now each has 10 tons of fish. We prepared for the cold weather – we increased the workforce, prepared the equipment. But such frosts were still not expected. We have lost more than 500 kilograms of trout,” Komiljon Nabotov, the owner of the Mekhvari Dushanbe trout fishery, said.
The water that enters the reservoirs from the river froze in a matter of hours. Under the ice, the fish were left without food. The workers broke the ice manually and even with an excavator, constantly cleaning the pipes.
The farm worker Abdurauf Jabborov has been working since the founding of the land, he will not remember such cold weather before.
“Sometimes I had to work around the clock. It was necessary to clear the houses of ice every half an hour. For more than two weeks we could not feed the fish. The main thing is that we did not shut off the water, it circulated all the time, so we have much less losses,” said Abdurauf Jabborov, a worker of the fish farm for trout breeding at Mekhvari Dushanbe.
A little less than a month ago, these houses were covered with ice, and now there are so many fish that any inexperienced fisherman will be able to catch them.
More than 100 tons of trout have already been delivered to domestic markets. Frosts did not affect the pricing policy. A kilogram of trout will cost an average of 70 somoni, which is about 500 Russian rubles.
“Aid is being provided to affected farms. Despite the losses, the lands have set a goal to increase the figures compared to last year. For example, this farm will prepare more than 500 tons of marketable fish this year,” said Mirali Naimov, head of the State Unitary Enterprise “Fish of Tajikistan”.
And more than one million trout fry have already been prepared in the incubator. New varieties were brought from Denmark and Iran. After 10 days they will be released into a large pool. In spring, the season of fishing tourism begins in some fish lands of the republic.
Trout, carp, silver carp and grass carp are grown in the fisheries of Tajikistan.
Source: MIR 24