Wermsdorf: drought-a consequence of: fish farms suffering from a lack of water

There is a water quantity problem, it is essential to get a handle on, said agriculture and environment Minister, Wolfram, Günther (Green) in an interview with

Wermsdorf: drought-a consequence of: fish farms suffering from a lack of water

There is a water quantity problem, it is essential to get a handle on, said agriculture and environment Minister, Wolfram, Günther (Green) in an interview with the German press Agency. The Saxon country fishing Association had warned in a position paper "difficulties in the management of ponds due to the unpredictable water supply". According to the Minister, to be produced in Saxony every year, between 3000 and 3500 tons of fish. Saxony was Austria's second largest producer of carp in Bavaria, Günther. "So this is not just any niche, but this is something what is very important," said the head of Department.

In Saxony are cultivated on approximately 8400 acres of water surface to fish. 650 acres of the pond economy Wermsdorf GmbH now operates in the North of Saxony. Managing Director Georg Stähler said that the water was shrunk by the drought to around 200 hectares. With the Bennewitzer pond group, a body of water was completely dried up. "In Saxony, the Situation is tense," said strahler, who is also Vice-President of the fisheries Association.

dpa
Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 05:26

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