Environment Minister Considers Fish Farms As Probable Pollution Sites of Storks

Environment Minister Considers Fish Farms As Probable Pollution Sites of Storks

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RA Environment Ministry informs that they have located and compiled a list of fish farms that may be sources of stork pollution. It is planned to visit and conduct examinations in the fish farms included in the list together with the inspectors of Nature Protection and Mining Inspection Body.

According to the preliminary data, most of the polluted animals go down to some fish farms to get fodder, which, according to the preliminary data, may be followed by contamination of animals. Studies have shown that about 60 percent of the storks nesting between Yeraskhahun and Hayanist villages from Hovtashen are currently polluted.

The professional group has already identified and compiled a list of fish farms that may be sources of pollution, as the announcement of the ministry says.

In recent days, photos of storks with contaminated feathers have been constantly posted on Facebook, beating an alarm signal about the problem, in contrast to the statement by RA Nature Protection and Mining Inspection Body that "mass pollution of storks in Armavir region is misinformation."

Reminder: in 2019 there was a mass pollution of storks. RA Investigative Committee instigated a criminal case in September in 2019 to find out the reasons for the pollution and the culprits, but the criminal case was closed about nine months later.

Photo Credit: Vasil Ananyan

19:14 July 07, 2020


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