Catfish production sees a boost
Every pond of the spacious Pyongyang Catfish Farm is teeming with catfish.
An average fish weighs 1-1.5 kg with the biggest ones well over 3 kg.
The farm mass-produces catfish on an intensive and industrial way.
It uses the waste water from the East Pyongyang Thermal Power Station to ensure a yearround fish raising unaffected by seasons.
As part of the efforts to put fish farming on a scientific basis, the farm has applied a new breeding technology to cut the growth period and boost productivity.
While a modernization project has been pushed in recent years, the incubation capacity has been built up to produce fry 1.5 times over the previous year.
The provision quality compound feed shortens the growth period, and the improved method of mixing the feed and increased domestic production of feed additives result in a reduction in feed unit.
Water temperatures are fully maintained by the warm waste water from the power station, the automatic heating system
of and solar heaters. Water quality is monitored in a scientific manner.
Thanks to the introduction of an advanced breeding method, each pond, 100 in total, produces an average 15 to 17 tons.
The production cycle has been almost halved as compared to the past, whereas the output has increased over twice to at least a thousand tons.
The produced catfish is being supplied to orphanage facilities, old people’s home and catering services.
Employees gather a big haul at the Pyongyang Catfish Farm.