The trout farm has been functioning in the Synevyr National Nature Park for more than fifty years. It is located in the picturesque place of the Synevyr Environmental Protection Research Department between the mountains, where streamlets and streams flow, which continuously provide trout reservoirs with clean spring water.
Trout live only in clean, cold, running water, so the farm has a special wooden trough for all reservoirs and ponds, through which spring water is provided. This is where the trout lives. Unfortunately, trout don’t reproduce independently in ponds, for this purpose it is necessary to do artificial manipulations, carrying them out in time during spawning.
The participants of the event had the opportunity to see for themselves how this caviar collection process takes place. The practical event was attended by an experienced specialist of the 1st category of NRF of Ukraine, inspector Ivan Subota. The participants of the event learned a lot of interesting information about the role of fish in nature and why they need to be regained and how to do it. As it turns out, spawning is a very difficult process. This is delicate handiwork that requires skill and effort.
It was interesting to observe how the obtained eggs were placed in incubators, to see what processes take place there at certain stages of development, etc. “The incubation period of eggs lasts more than a month. It is necessary to settle the whitebait several times, and it all depends on its weight. Caring for the development of embryos takes a long time, after which we work with the larva, whitebait, and then with larger fish… “- says a specialist – fish farmer. Today, the farm has about 300 units of fish material, which this spring released more than 45 thousand eggs. Every year the farm tries to increase the volume of rainbow trout, where eventually, in the spring it is stocked with mountain rivers and streams.
The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (#NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS