Rare Conservation Fellow Gankhuyag “Gaana” Balbar helped facilitate the construction of three fishermen clubhouses where the fishing clubs (established during his Pride campaign with Rare) will operate from and where locals and visitors will need to go to purchase fishing permits, confirm a fishing guide, and receive information on catch-and-release techniques and regulation. Additionally, he conducted a learning site visit to the Khovsgol region to share the successes and experiences of fishermen in the Onon River. This visit was done in collaboration with a University of Montana master’s student, Dan Bailey who works on taimen conservation in Mongolia, and fly-fishing outfitter Fish Mongolia. Campaign materials are now spreading to more parts of the country.
Awarded an additional grant from Rare for the 2012 fiscal year, Gaana and WWF-Mongolia will use these funds to continue the successful momentum of the original campaign. They will produce additional campaign materials (in particular new billboards, which was one of the most successful materials in the original campaign), organize meetings between the fishing clubs and the soum governors, and conduct fishing club workshops and a competition among the fishermen of six soums.
Read more at Rare Conservation: http://www.rareplanet.org/en/campaign/campaign-sustainable-fisheries-managementonon-river-mongoliaTweet