Fishing Drini Day, 13th June, 2016 in Kukes, Albania


The NGO “Ecologist for region” and the NGO “Fishing Management Organization” (OMP) Kukes, in partnership with Kukes Regional Council, will organize this regional event in order to increase community responsibility and promote attractiveness of the Fierza Lake as a touristic destination. The aim of the manifestation is to officially open the fishing season at the Fierza Lake and to promote the proper way of fishing and its importance, in terms of environmental protection and preservation of the natural habitat of aquatic flora and fauna.

The fishing day has become a traditional event beginning from 2014, when all relevant institutions, specialist, environmentalist and regional stakeholders are gathering together in order to raise awareness to the public on the prevention of lake degradation, decrease illegal fishing, maintaining aquatic habitats, promotion of natural resources, gastronomic and tourist values of the Fierza Lake basin.

This activity is part of the SWG project “Strengthening regional capacities for rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe (LEIWW)” funded by GIZ.