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The fishing club in the soum (sub-province), in collaboration with a frontier military unit, organized an awareness event in the unit’s meeting hall. During the event, the fishing club members presented their activities and discussed about viable options to mobilize local people into fish conservation. Moreover, the event agenda included a training on identification of fish species, the legislation on fishing, and importance of fish conservation, which were interesting and informative for the event participants.

WWF-Mongolia supports initiatives and efforts of fishing clubs in Onon River Basin in Eastern Mongolia, a part of its programme areas, delivered and co-implemented different types of activities including capacity building, public awareness, and fish studies based on their action plans.  One of the most recent activities is the winter fish study which was carried out by a fishing club in Bayan-Uul soum (sub-province) of Dornod aimag (province) in February, 2023.   
The fishing club in the soum (sub-province), in collaboration with a frontier military unit, organized an awareness event in the unit’s meeting hall.  During the event, the fishing club members presented their activities and discussed about viable options to mobilize local people into fish conservation. Moreover, the event agenda included a training on identification of fish species, the legislation on fishing, and importance of fish conservation, which were interesting and informative for the event participants.  During the training section, copies of “A Reference Book on Fish in Mongolia” were handed in to a library at the military unit.  Visited some local herders residing along Onon River, the event organizers had discussions on importance of fish conservation and consequences of illegal fishing.  These discussions and awareness raising were done with 40 locals. 
Fishing clubs operational within Onon and Balj River basin participated in demarcation of fishing regions along the Rivers.  “The demarcated or signed fishing regions will increase public  awareness and attitude on fishing regions along the Rivers”, according to the fishing club members. 
 
The fishing club in the soum (sub-province), in collaboration with a frontier military unit, organized an awareness event in the unit’s meeting hall.

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