The Kherson Fish Breeding Plant, located in the temporarily occupied territory, is under the threat of flooding.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reported this.
At one of the plant's production sites in temporarily occupied Hola Prystan, the water has already risen to 2,5-3 metres. The fish hatchery, the ponds of the cultivation area, the pumping station, and other hydraulic structures are flooded.
The Nova Kakhovka section of the plant is also under threat of flooding.
Complete flooding could lead to the loss of fish breeding stock and the departure of breeders and juveniles from the area.
The plant maintains a breeding stock of aquatic bioresources. It grows carp, pike, sander, catfish, bream, silver carp, and grass carp to stock natural reservoirs of national importance in Ukraine.
At the same time, a massive fish die-off occurred in Mariinske in the Dnipropetrovsk region due to the rapid shallowing of the reservoir. More than 850 kilograms of biological resources died.
The cost of the damage suffered by the region's fisheries is 7.6 million hryvnias.