Over 1.5 million Koran Fingerlings Stocked into Ohrid Lake

Over 1.5 million Koran Fingerlings Stocked into Ohrid Lake

TIRANA, October 2

Starting next year, Lin village in Pogradec will celebrate the Koran Festival. It is expected to be a multi-day festival dedicated to the Ohrid Trout or Koran in Albanian. The event is going to take place during the week when Koran fingerlings will be stocked into the lake. So far in 2019, some 1.5 fingerlings were stocked into Ohrid Lake. This was announced on Wednesday by Major of Pogradec Ilir Xhakolli during a visit to the fish farming businesses in Lin village.

Koran in an endemic species in Ohrid Lake and its tributaries. However, overfishing and illegal fishing activities, and water pollution pose a threat to this endemic species.
Fish stocking helps to restore the population of the endangered Ohrid Trout.

Find below more information on the Lin Village, the status of Ohrid Lake, fish and aquaculture in Albania, and the Ohrid Trout Recipe

Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Lin Peninsula, the “Lake of Light”
Albanian Recipe: Koran casserole with walnuts
Fish Processing Plants & Companies in Albania
Types of Fishes in Albania
Lake Ohrid Threatened by Pollution and Illegal Fish-Farming
Fisheries in Kukes, Investing for a Sustainable Economy

Photo credit/Source: Pogradec Municipality 

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