50,000 fish relocated to another lake in Pyinmana

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Pyinmana Fisheries Department staff relocate fish from Mingalar Shan Lake in Pyinmana Township to Zabuthiri Mingalar Lake on 5 August. Photo: Soe Moe (IPRD)

Under the supervision of Pyinmana Township Development Affairs Department and the arrangement of Township Fisheries Department, about 50,000 fish were relocated from Mingalar Shan lake in Pyinmana Township to Zabuthiri Mingalar lake on 5 August.
After a massive death of fishes including around 300-400 fish in Mingalar Shan lake from 13 to 14 May, 2018, the Township Fisheries Department carried out laboratory analysis. It found that the water quality degradation and insufficient oxygen in the lake caused the fishes to die. Therefore, the Township Fisheries Department and the locals relocated 50,000 fish, each weighing over 5 viss (1 viss=1.6 kg) to the 40 acres of lake in Zabuthiri Township.
It was over 30 years that the fish in the lake were not removed from it. Fish are added into the lake and the locals usually release the fishes as a good deed during festival and Sabbath days.
Therefore, some fish were moved to another lake to reduce the fish population in the lake according to the Head of Township Development Affairs Department.— Soe Moe (IPRD) (Translated by La Wonn)

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