Conservation of biodiversity of the Dniester River. Measures to increase the number of members of rare species of river fish and improve river habitat
Conservation of biodiversity of the Dniester River. Measures to increase the number of members of rare species of river fish and improve river habitat
It becomes obvious that in most cases can not be limited only to the protection of certain species of fish and their habitats need to preserve ecosystems in general, as well as the restructuring of all the mechanisms for fisheries management and protection of fish.
That is why significantly increased the role of artificial reproduction of rare and endangered species of fish living in the river Dniester, the species with the further release in their natural environment and providing habitat conditions.
Given that the recovery is already extinct from surviving elements of the genetic material is very expensive, technologically little studied and often is an insoluble problem, the urgency of preserving the existing fund of rare and endangered species of particular national importance. To solve this problem you need to carry out a whole set of measures, including the preparation of documents for allocation of catch limits for rare and endangered species for research purposes, without removal from the reservoir (principle of "catch and release");
To date, the impact of fishing fish, especially illegal, despite the measures taken, in the form of a ban catches of protected species, has a negative impact on the surviving populations of rare and endangered species, as not fully developed mechanism of their implementation . One way out of this situation can only be the release of "zones of peace" and "the most valuable parts of" the pond where the fish are most vulnerable (spawning grounds, wintering pits, etc.) which require a year-round ban on fishing or prohibited are caught fishing gear and fishing is allowed only nets or other gear, including protected species of fish can be released without causing them great injury, these questions we are going to do this year.
All work is to be carried out within the framework of the project will be coordinated with the Fisheries Service of the Republic of Moldova and the Transnistrian region, it will create a common schedule that will provide the number and species of fish to be released into their natural habitat.
develop organizational and technological scheme and the concept of optimization of fry reproduction of rare species of fish, endangered in the region of the Dniester River basin: Chop ordinary (lat. Zingel zingel) IUCN- Status: Least Concern, Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) IUCN- Status: Vulnerable (VU ) Eel (Misgurnus) IUCN- Status: Least Concern, Evdoshka European (Umbra krameri) IUCN- Status: Vulnerable (VU); Carp (Rutilus frisii) IUCN - Status: Least Concern (LC), followed by the release into the river for stocking.
Also important in the design aspect of the media companies. Development of technology and the publication of manuals on breeding rare species of fish for other Dniester River hatchery farms, government environmental services and environmental programs. Holding seminars, round tables with the transfer of experience in breeding rare species of fish other fish breeding farms will attract attention in the coming years to expand this trend.
Later fish farming entrepreneur Alexander Postica plans to continue to continue work on the cultivation of rare species of fish, as well as the transfer of experience to other fish breeding farms Dniester River basin.
The prospect of the project and relevance in future audits of natural and man-valuable fish populations on the basis of DNA technology meets the requirements of the International Convention for the Conservation of Biodiversity. Current studies indicate that genetic diversity is a major factor in well being of populations. Of particular importance, this factor is to restore populations that are in the doldrums. Consequently, to preserve, restore and successful exploitation of the genetic resources of valuable commercial fish living in water basins of the Dniester River, it is necessary, first of all, to investigate their origin, genetic diversity and genetic status, form a genetic inventory of populations, subspecies and species.
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Project Snapshot

NGO Sector
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 19,039.30
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 13,908.45
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,820.60
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
An indicative and fundamental event of this project is the release of the obtained juveniles of rare fish species into the natural habitat. To monitor subsequent short-term and long-term results, as well as chipping and labeling of fish species, will allow monitoring work in the following years. Furthermore, during the implementation of the workshops with fishermen and local residents, the project covered its intentions to apply the marking and brought to the attention the necessary actions of the fishermen when catching fish representatives with signs of marking and without, as well as proposed amendments to the environmental legislation of the two shores of Moldova and including the Transnistrian region, with the aim to ammend the standards for marking and legislative legal protection of these producers of rare fish species.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Development and dissemination of informational articles and conducted seminars will allow citizens to be properly informed about the real situation of rare fish species in the Dniester River Basin, which will allow also the public, local authorities, different government agencies, environmental organizations to act towards the preservation of the river channels, flora and fauna and the water of the river Dniester and to provide environmental services. At the working meetings and seminars it will participate the authorities, environmental organizations, scientists from both banks of the Dniester River for joint discussions on legislation and the responsible authorities in relation to fishing and illegal fishing. After conducting research and practical remedial measures specimens of rare species of fish, the results of the project will serve as a basis for sustainable development of this direction in the future. The first study conducted annually and will allow to carry out research activities on the study and monitoring of biodiversity of the Dniester River basin, estimating the direction of change. It will be reported on the results and performance of the project and submitting it to the local authorities and public environmental services. Benefits and materials on artificial breeding of rare species published by the project will help in the future to apply the methods developed in other fish-breeding farms of Moldova and other neighboring states inhabited by these species. Also the activities realized within the project will permit to the authorities of Moldova and Transnistria to carry out more effective policies to improve the status of biodiversity and ecosystems of the Dniester River basin. In addition, awareness-raising measures will have long term positive effects realized by the daily behavior of the people living along the river Dniester.
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Number of globally significant species protected by project 1
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 120

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