OVER three million fish will be introduced into the Ayawady River to improve water recourses which have been adversely effected by deforestation and undisciplined fishing. The project will be jointly implemented by the Ayawady West Development Organisation (AWDO) and civil society organisations in July, it has been learned.
Currently, we are looking at places of natural hatchery in the river and creeks. We will also help the AWDO’s project, said an official from the Magwe Region Fisheries Department.
The project is set to be implemented due to fish species becoming scarce following the region’s flooding last year. The project is being implemented in partnership with a civil society organisation called Thadar. The project will be funded by Partner Asia and a CSO called the Pyo Pin civil foundation.