|Date||21 Jun 2018|
Endemic fish species Sevan trout has registered in the Red Data Book of Armenian Animals as “Critically Endangered”. It was nearly extinct due to mismanagement of Lake Sevan water and bio-resources during 20th century. Programme of releasing of fries grown in hatcheries is not effective for restoration of wild stocks as the fries doesn't have homing instinct and hardly adopting to the new environment. Thus, there is a necessity on development of new methodology for restoration of Sevan trout natural population. Due to revealed problems of Sevan trout natural reproduction the most effective methods for conservation is concerned to artificial interventions into the replenishment of wild population.
Hence, the project will focus on experimental testing of methods for egg planting in natural conditions. Several activities aiming at disseminating the results and developing the roadmap for conservation and restoration of Sevan trout wild stocks will be carried out.
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