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Prime Minister discusses problematic issues and prospects of fish industry in Kazakhstan

08 August 2016, 22:47
Atyrau Region
Photo: Официальный сайт Премьер-Министра РК

Karim Massimov has met with heads of enterprises of fish industry in Atyrau and discussed the prospects of fish development of the country.

They discussed the main issues the threat of extinction of valuable species of fish due to the suspension of the cleaning dredging in  Zhaiyk and Kigash rivers, anti-poaching and insufficient material and technical equipment of fishing inspection staff.

During the meeting Vice-Minister of Agriculture E. Nysanbaev, Vice-Minister of Finance R. Dalenov, mayor of the region Nogayev, director of growing sturgeon "Zhaiyk-Atyrau" plant G. Sarsemaliev,  veteran of  fish farm B. Suleimenov delivered reports.

The basis of the country's fisheries is  Fisheries Fund reservoirs, which includes the water area of ​​the Caspian and Aral Sea, Lake Balkhash, Zaisan, Bukhtarma, Kapshagai, Shardara reservoir, Alakol system of lakes and other water reservoirs with a total area of ​​3 million hectares. It is home for over 70 species of fish, including the most valuable commercially - sturgeon, pike, carp, grass carp, silver carp and others.

Under the state program "Agribusiness 2020" it is planned to bring the annual rate of marketable fish production to 35 thousand tons in 2020.

The order of the Ministry of Agriculture approved fish catch limit  in the amount of 61.2 thousand tons. During the first half of the year fishing was 16 th. tons.


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At present, 7 Republican state enterprises are engaged in cultivation of valuable fish species: Atyrau sturgeon hatchery, Ural-Atyrau sturgeon hatcheries,  Kapshagai spawning, Kamyshlybashsky hatchery, Petropavlovsk fish hatchery, Maybalyksky hatchery, Kazakh production and acclimatization station.

The government is currently working to transfer several hatcheries to the competitive environment.