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Thursday 14 December 2017, 15:49

15 April 2011: Learn all you need to know about keeping the treasures of the lakes safe from harm Print E-mail


With the core message – “Learn all you need to know about keeping the treasures of the lakes safe from harm” – the exhibition was launched on Friday 15th April.

Through the exhibition’s themed panels visitors were shown the rare and unique species of fish which live in the Prespa lakes, the importance of fisheries in the local economy and the problems that they face, the factors that threaten the environment of the fish, and also the measures that must be taken to protect them. Representatives from local bodies, journalists and Prespa residents honoured the exhibition with their presence and had the opportunity to learn about and discuss this valuable, little-known aspect of the region’s natural wealth.

   

The Society for the Protection of Prespa was responsible for preparing the exhibition materials, while the event itself was co-organised with the Municipality of Prespa and the area’s two fishery cooperatives, “Agios Nikolaos” and “Poseidon.” The organisations of Prespa collaborated together and put out the message of protection for this rare natural wealth. The safeguarding of the fish species for the benefit of both man and nature demands the cooperation of all the interested parties – fishermen, local government, scientists as well as citizens.

The Mayor of Prespa, Vasilios Tsepas, declared: “Prespa is famed for the unique nature of many features of its natural environment. One of these is its fish fauna with many endemic species, which we wish to make known and to safeguard.”

The Director of the Society for the Protection of Prespa, Myrsini Malakou, affirmed: “The unique fish species of Prespa are another of the reasons for which the area is of global importance. Their conservation is closely tied to the good condition of the ecosystem and, more crucially, to proper water management at both national and transboundary levels. Hence it is necessary for the organisations in all three countries sharing the Prespa basin to coordinate our efforts towards this common goal.”

The President of the “Agios Nikolaos” Fishery Cooperative of Psarades, Nikos Trainopoulos, acknowledged: “For us, the fishermen of Prespa, the lakes and their fish are a source of life. For this reason we support efforts that highlight the fish species of our lakes, such as this exhibition.”

The President of the Fishery Cooperative “Poseidon,” Antonis Dimitropoulos, stated: “The health – purity – of the lakes is directly connected to the life of the residents of the area. As long as there is purity, health and living wealth in the lakes there will be also prosperity in the area.”

The exhibition was organised as part of the programme LIFE+ Information & Communication (2010-2013) “Fish, Fisheries and European Policy in the Prespa Basin.” It is a mobile exhibition which will travel in the wider Western Macedonia region, as well as visiting large urban centres throughout Greece during the project.

                                                                                                          

 

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