50 Million Fries to Be Poured into Poyang Lake – Keralanext.com

From Keralanext.com:

East China’s Jiangxi Province is pouring 50 million fries into Poyang Lake, the country’s biggest freshwater lake, stage by stage in a bid to increase the fish stocks.

“The scheme started at the end of May and will end by June 15. By then all the 50 million fries of silver carp, variegated carp and grass carp will have been put into the lake,” said an official with the provincial fishery department.

The Poyang Lake, covering 330,000 hectares, has a wealth of aquatic species and attracts many rare migratory birds. It is also a major provider of freshwater aquatic products for the country. [Full Text]

June 11, 2007, 10:57 AM
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