Plav – Sport fishing association Plav lake and the German association for technical cooperation GTZ – sector for development of tourism have organized in the eco village Aqua a round table “Plav – fishing paradise – development of the fishing tourism”.
As the president of the SFA Omar Basic said the goal was to gather representatives of state institutions and of local administration, civil society, and the NG sector in order to exchange experiences and ideas in the area of development of fishing tourism.
– Since 2004 our association owns and manages fish funds in the territory of Plav municipality. During that time we have managed to largely renew the fish fund, to reduce the illegal fishing and to raise the level of consciousness of citizens about he need of protection of waters and the fish fund. We think that the conditions have been made for the development of fishing tourism and for organization of competitions in sport fishing in all fishing disciplines. For that purpose we have already planned to organize competitions Cup Plav Lake which will be held on 8th and 9th of September – said Basic.
Representative of NGO Montenegro paradise for fishermen Velibor Ivanovic said that fishermen are asking for clean water and for fish in it.
– The river Ljuca, as the richest river with grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is paradise for fishermen and therefore it represents the best tourist product. Even though fishing in our country is still considered as recreation through an organized process, through seminars and education it is possible to awake and to stir the idea about creation of fishing paradise and development of elite tourism. All that we need are good will and motivation which will connect the interest of the citizens and the plans for the development of fishing tourism – stressed Ivanovic.
President of the Municipality Skender Sarkinovic and the representative of GHTZ Stanislava Pavlovic attended also the meeting. Stanislava said that in a few days they will print a fishing guide made in cooperation with SFA Plav Lake and which will make it much easier for fishermen to organize fishing tours.
It was concluded that they should organize work groups which will solve the up coming problems in the area of fishing tourism.