Aug 13, 2018
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to a newly-built Station for Stocking Lake Yonphung with Fishes.
Being briefed on the station before a map showing its bird's-eye view, he learned about its construction.
The station, situated in Sonam-dong of Kaechon City, covers a plottage of more than 10 000 square metres and a total building area of over 1 260 square metres. It has an office-building, public welfare establishment, hatchery, outdoor fishing ponds, etc. It is a mandarin fish breeding base capable of producing tens of thousands of young mandarin fishes and hundreds of thousands of food-fish in a year.
Upon receiving a report that its construction was nearing completion, the Supreme Leader sent breeding mandarin fishes to the station two times.
With its inauguration ceremony as an occasion, the station put tens of thousands of young mandarin fishes that were hatched from those breeding mandarin fishes and other kinds of hundreds of thousands of fry necessary for food chain in Lake Yonphung.
Going round the hatchery, outdoor fishing ponds and other processes for habituating mandarin fishes, the Supreme Leader gave precious instructions to actively develop mandarin fishing.
He stressed the need for the station to massively raise mandarin fishes and other fry and put them into Lake Yonphung, as great efforts are being paid to the work for protecting and increasing fishes as valuable resources of the country on the all-Party, state and people scale.
Breeding of young mandarin fishes is the most important stage in mandarin fishing and when young fishes are raised properly at this stage, their growth accelerates, he said, underscoring the need to boost the survival rate of young mandarin fishes by conducting spawn-laying and spawn-taking on a scientific and technical basis and providing water tanks with suitable breeding density and circumstances.
He said he has known that mandarin fishes are sensitive to water quality and like to live in dark places such as spaces among stones, giving tasks to artificially make good habituating circumstances of mandarin fishes in fishing ponds and build more buildings for food-fish production and ponds.
He expressed his expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the station would continue to increase production of mandarin fishes and various other kinds of fry and thus make positive contributions to having Lake Yonphung teem with fishes and increasing the fish resources of the country.
He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, O Il Jong and Kim Yong Su, deputy department directors of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Kim Chang Son, department director of the DPRK State Affairs Commission.