13 June - Fishing Day , a Local Annual Event

Today was organized for the first time "Fishing Day", a local event, in Kukes town, an event  announced in the calendar of local events of Kukes Region.

Kukes Regional Council, SWG-working group for Eastern Europe, the Association of Environmental Protection, and Nature Protection Network, made possible the organization of this event.

The activity aimed at sensitizing the public on the prevention of fishing with illegal means, maintaining aquatic habitats, promotion of natural, gastronomic and tourist values of Fierza Lake basin

In his speech, President of Kukes Region, Mr. Ibsen Elezi, thanked the participants for participation and stressed the importance of this event in the protection of nature and multiple living things, which Fierza basin contains.
Special thanks went to cross-border cooperation organization SWG RRD and INCA - Network for the Protection of Nature.

Invited to the event were representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of Environmental Associations in Albania and Kosovo, local institutions, local NGOs, anglers and aquaculture specialist.

Part of the agenda of this event was the demonstration of legal techniques of fishing from area anglers; meanwhile the experts highlighted the problems and measures to be taken to prevent illegal fishing.

The participants had the possibility to taste variety of fish cooking in an open buffet.

The activity ended with a ferry cruise along Lake Fierza.