Water and Aquaculture
The natural water sources are available in most part of our city; thus, water packing investments come into prominence as important investment area. The products of the water packing plant currently in operation have come to the marketing stage at the 30 of Turkey’s provinces in a short time.
There is a big source available in the city for aquaculture and fishing. Besides natural water source, dams and ponds built recent years also has a great potential for aquaculture. The flow rate and temperature of the water resources are also suitable for aquaculture. In addition, the dams and ponds built in the provinces are suitable for producers to make fish farm investments.
There is an actively working trout farms with 3 tons of capacity in the province. Except this, the lease of a site on the Özlüce Dam was done with the 5500 tons/year set amount of fishable stock at 2012.
The studies has been conducted by by the Provincial Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and Fisheries Research Institute of Elazığ since 2013 in Özlüce Dam; this studies will be a guide in shaping the kind of investment
The dam will be evaluated in terms of facilities such as the hatchery and the fishnet cage; this studies will also be completed on the other completed dams. Thus, to determine the type of the facility to be built after the evaluation of the Bingol province’s aquaculture potential and continuation activities of the facility is targeted.
By considering the large dams across our city such as Kiğı Dam ve Kalehan Dam and the dozens of dams and irrigation ponds in project, it is understood that our city’s aquaculture has important potential.