Project kick-off

Author: Marek Baxa, Published: Sept. 18, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

This year, the long-prepared project Nature-friendly fisheries management as a tool for the protection of valuable pond ecosystems was launched. The ambitious idea of linking nature conservation interests with fisheries management, which has been developed over many years, is now becoming a reality. The project will be carried out in a consortium of four institutions - ENKI, o.p.s, the Faculty of Fisheries and Water Conservation South Bohemia University, the Secondary School of Fisheries and Water Management Jakub Krčín in Třeboň and the Bundesamt für Wasserwirtschaft.

The project is scheduled to run from April 2022 to April 2024. The focus of the project is the management of leased ponds from the AOPK ČR and Vojenské lesy a statky, s.p. The sites are located in the protected areas of the Třeboň Protected Landscape Area, the Brdy Protected Landscape Area and the Slavkovský les Protected Landscape Area. On the 12 ponds included in the project, we want to verify the composition and size of alternative fish stocks that will meet the interests of nature conservation with economic self-sufficiency. The proposed management methods are based on the long-term experience of the partners and on already implemented projects, not only on basic research.

The project framework consists of the key activities. In addition to the project management, management interventions will be implemented at the sites, data on biocenoses and physical-chemical water parameters will be collected and provided. Management interventions will be made to support and expand the disappearing native fish species, as well as materials transfering scientific research findings into real practice. An important activity will be the project propagation.

Follow the implementation on the project website or on the Rago - Pond Conservation Facebook profileor youtube.

The ambition is to create a platform, which represents the idea of sustainable fisheries management. The project is in full swing, so fingers crossed or get involved.

Marek Baxa, project manager.