Fish farming is brisk in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Pyongyang City is persistently pushing ahead with the work to strengthen the material foundation of fish farming and increase the output.

Choe Ok Chol, Chief Engineer of the Pyongyang City Fish Farming Management Bureau, says: “We’ve laid a material foundation for increasing the fry production next year. We’re going to produce young Ryongjong fish(mirror carp) of good breed in contact with researchers of the State Academy of Sciences.”

The Pyongyang City Fish Farming Management Bureau introduced the food production cycle to solve the issue of fish food. It is also introducing on trial the fish breeding method based on microbial bacteria. In addition, it has built a Hermetia illucens-feeding ground of more than 100 square metres for the production of protein-rich feed and is trying to reduce the cost of feed.

Industrial establishments are also doing a fish farming as well as the fish farms.

The Ryongsong Bearing Factory, the Pyongyang Wheat Flour Processing Factory, the Taedonggang Battery Factory and many other units are doing a fish farming in a competitive way. Those units with rich experience in fish farming have introduced various fish-breeding methods with non-cereal feed in the main, making a contribution to the improvement of diet of the employees.

The Songyo District Net-Cage Fish Farm is doing a fish farming according to the scientific and technological requirements.

According to its actual conditions the farm is breeding various kinds of fishes including silver carp, Ryongjong fish, grass carp and carp in the net-cage and freshwater fish breeding grounds.

On the basis of the experience it gained last year, the farm induces all its employees to know well the scientific and technological demands for fish farming and thoroughly apply them.

The pisciculturists are doing their jobs with responsibility, well aware of the scientific and technological requirements such as the feed-supplying time according to the kinds and ages of fishes, water temperature and examination of water.

Pisciculturist Jang Chol Hwa says: “This time we’ve produced a lot of fishes and sent them to the nurseries, kindergartens and people’s hospital in our district. Thinking that the fish we produced will be conducive to the diet of residents, I feel a great pride of my job.”

Now the experiences of the units benefiting from fish farming are widely exchanged and in the course, social interest in it is growing all the more.