(KPL) Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone joined other senior officials in a ceremony to release over 25,000 fish fingerlings marking the National Day for Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Conservation (July 13) on Saturday.
Taking place at the Namxuang Reservoir, the ceremony also witnessed the attendance of Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Lien Thikeo and Government Spokesman Chaleun Yiapaoher.
Around 50 million fish fingerlings will be released into rivers and lakes nationwide to sustain and replenish fish stocks and maintain the balance of ecosystems, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Thongphath Vongmany.
In 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry released 45 million of fish fingerlings into rivers and lakes across the country.
We have established more than 1,000 fish conservation zones, covering an area of 60,800 hectares, said Mr Thongphath.
Source: Lao News Agency