Increasing spawning success of Shkodra lake bleak by monitoring and moving egg covered substrate in deeper waters
Increasing spawning success of Shkodra lake bleak by monitoring and moving egg covered substrate in deeper waters
The largest lake of the Balkan Peninsula, Shkodra Lake, is located on the northern shores of the Adriatic Sea. It’s the surface area is 390 sq. km, which makes it the largest among the lakes of the countries bordering with the Adriatic The lake has the status of RAMSAR site. Shkodra lake bleak Alburnus scoranza is endemic of Shkodra Lake and its tributaries, as well as Ohrid Lake. This species deposits eggs on sand, gravel, and rock bottoms at about 0.3 m depth. Due to natural variations on the level of the lake and the shallow depth of deposition, the spawning success varies greatly each year. In the past it has been a practice of moving egg covered rocks in deeper water in case the shore has receded due to lowering of water level. This project will revive a practice of the past involving cleaning of the rocks from epiphytes and moving them in case of water fluctuation.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Organizata e Menaxhimit te Peshkimit Shkode
Country:
Albania
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 15,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,000.00
Project Number:
ALB/SGP/OP7/Y1/CORE/BD/2021/06
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Qendra e Peshkimit Shiroke Shkode
Shkoder ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Arian Gace
Phone:
+355.4.2259109
Email:

Address

GEF/SGP Rr.Pjeter Bogdani,Pall.38/1,Kati 4,Ap.15
Tirana, Europe and the CIS, 1019

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