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Experience with Czech pond farming enables net manufacture to expand abroad
This artcle was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 5/ 2020.
A producer of nets has used the pond farming industry in the Czech Republic as a springboard to market his products to freshwater and marine fish farmers in several European countries. The Czech Republic is among the largest producers of freshwater farmed fish in the EU, most of it in earthen ponds. This should come as no surprise as there is a long tradition of pond farming in what is now the Czech Republic. According to researchers at the University of South Bohemia, in the 16th century the country had some 20,000 fishponds occupying about 180,000 hectares. Today, while the number of ponds has increased by a fifth, the area has Dobeš-Nets, a company based in the Czech Republic, produces nets for the aquaculture and fishing industries. shrunk to 52,000 ha, but production per hectare has soared from 70 kg to 450 kg. As a result, Czech production in 2018 was about 23,000 tonnes.