YEREVAN, December 20. /ARKA/. Fish production output rose by 2,800 tons in Armenia to 11,600 tons in 2013 compared to the year before, Armenia’s first deputy minister of agriculture Grisha Baghiyan said.
Over the last years fish farming reached a record high level, the deputy minister said.
The ministry is planning to increase the output up to 14-15,000 tons very soon and even to 20-25,000 tons in the future, Baghiyan said.
One of the main problems in developing fish farming in Armenia is the improper use of water in fish farms, the deputy minister said adding fish farms should transfer to closed or semiclosed water circulation system.
Armenia’s ministry of agriculture is currently having consultations with several German fish farming companies to introduce this circulation system in Armenia, Baghiyan said.
Under a government decree, all fish farms in Armenia are required to transfer to closed circulation that implies reuse of 70% of water. Introduction of the new system will require using new expensive technologies the price of which ranges between 700,000 and 1.5 million euros. –0--