An amended procedure for experimental whitefish fishing in Lake Sevan will be launched in the near future. In recent weeks, a decision was reached to propose amendments to the governmentally-adopted procedure on experimental whitefish fishing in Lake Sevan as a result of discussions headed by Environment Minister Romanos Petrosyan with scientific and professional groups, a wide range of stakeholders, a number of departments, and beneficiaries of the project.
According to the amendments made to the draft:
· From now on industrial fishing will be allowed to be carried out in the area of Small Sevan based on the conclusion issued by National Academy of Sciences.
· 8 sites will be added to the previously approved 17 sites thus amounting to a total of 25 sites monitored by Sevan National Park throughout Lake Sevan Basin.
· The problem of fishermen entering the lake through the areas near their settlements will be solved.
The maximum amount of 200 tons of industrial whitefish fishing in Lake Sevan has been revised. The new limit approved by the project will be 300 tons. Fishermen who have not taken the initiative to apply to Sean National Park to participate in the Industrial Experimental Fishing Program and sign a contract with Environment Ministry will have the opportunity:
- Starting from September 3, within 10 days, submit applications for industrial fishing to "Sevan" National Park SNCO.
- Sign contracts with Environment Ministry within the set period after the requirements are met.
- In case of contracts concluded in accordance with the law, participate in the soon-to-be-launched experimental industrial fishing program in Lake Sevan.
- The deadline for the experimental fishing season is November 30, inclusive.
In case of additional questions, fishermen can call the hotline of the relevant department of the Ministry by phone numbers:
Fixed: +374 11 818 581
Mobile: +374 77 78 00 76
From the moment the procedure enters into force, every citizen who enters Lake Sevan for industrial hunting without having contract with Environment Ministry will be held administratively liable.
The caught fish will be confiscated in accordance with the law.
Ministry of Environment
September 03, 2020 at 15:06