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Kura Aras (8)

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Located in the ancient Arax riverbed in the central part of the country, close to the capital city of Yerevan, this freshwater marsh of semi-artificial origin consists mainly of reed beds fed by an irrigation canal and surrounded by drainage channels. The site is important for over 100 species of migratory waterbirds of which 30 species are breeding here,

"Please feel free to explore our pages, get to know our project and become familiar with our project goals and objectives. We are working to with the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to improve the health of the Kura Ara(k)s River System. This project was implemented between 2011-2014.

FAO underlines a recent growth in investor interest in aquaculture, which is due in part to the State Programme to Ensure Food Security, and high consumer prices for fish. FAO projects that the sector will further develop following the moratorium on all sturgeon species catch in the Caspian Sea and the development of a draft “Law on Aquaculture.”

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