Indawgyi Lake conserves rare fish species ‘Microphis Dunckeris’
05 Nov 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Indawgyi Lake conserves the world's rare fish species called Microphis Dunckeris, which inhabit only in Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State in Myanmar, according to Fauna & Flora International (FFI-Myanmar). The FFI Myanmar is arranging to conserve the fish species called Microphis Dunckeris by designating the Lake as a conservative zone to prevent this species from extinction."This Microphis Dunckeris fish species is rare, and we could not find them anywhere in the world; we could find them only in Indawgyi Lake in Myanmar. It is a huge lake. This fish species is living in an isolated area. If the isolated area is damaged, those fish species will disappear. This rare fish species are living at the bottom of the Indawgyi Lake.
"To be able to prevent the scarcity of Microphis Dunckeris fish species, the Fisheries Department has been coordinating with FFI Myanmar and the local fishermen since 2015 and conducting the conservative activities diligently," said U Myo Nyunt Maung, the assistant officer of the Fisheries Department (Indawgyi region branch office). Indawgyi Lake has five no-fishing zones for the whole year.