Norwegian trout is successfully grown in South Kyrgyzstan
Norwegian trout is successfully grown in South Kyrgyzstan. The fish gradually becomes a trademark of the Central Asian country. The fishes are kept in mountain ponds at the height of more than 3,000 meters above sea level.
ERKINBEK TURDAKUNOV, FISH FARMER:
- I used to like fishing in mountain ponds. When I was invited to work here, I immediately agreed. I attended dozens of training. The climate in mountains is harsh, the water is cold and the fish should constantly be monitored.
Experts believe that trout breeding should be taken to the industrial level. The industry has enough potential to become a promising field in the future. Local authorities are ready to provide support. They plan to increase the number of fish farms. There are currently seven fisheries that have the capacity to supply their products to the neighbouring regions and Bishkek. They plan to start exporting to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries.
ZHAKYPBEK SUBAKOZHOYEV, DISTRICT GOVERNOR, NARYN REGION:
- Fish farming happened to be a profitable business. We have pure mountain water to grow high-quality fish. We have a competition with the Kazakh products on the market. Therefore, we are establishing cooperation with neighbouring countries to continue our development.
Local residents like the trout as they line for the fish products in local shops. The demand for the fish exceeds the supply volumes. Therefore, orders are main in advance.