The Nampo Taegyong Fishery Station is an enterprise well-known throughout the fishing sector of the country.
In general, a fishery station is regarded as an enterprise that specializes in catching fish only. But, the station is fully provided with material and technical foundations for shipbuilding and repair, fish farming and fishery processing in a comprehensive way, to say nothing of fishing. All its officials and other employees regard it as their work attitude and mettle to carry out what others can never think of and dare to do.
A few years ago, the station buckled down to breeding swellfish.
At that time, no one had an experience of raising swellfish and the station was not provided with material conditions to that end.
The workers first built aquicultural tanks covering an area of 700 square metres and secured mother swellfish. But, hatching was not an easy job for them.
They made a research into and introduced an advanced fish-farming method, but failed to ensure the survival rate of fry. In the course of applying the experience and findings of fish-breed farms and scientific research institutions in the fishing sector in accordance with their actual conditions, they finally succeeded in developing a rational hatching method and a method of producing floating roes of brine shrimps which are nutritive feed for swellfish fry. They stocked the west sea with hundreds of thousands of swellfish fry.
On the basis of their achievements in building a service fleet for fishermen and a twin-hull all-purpose vessel, they built two Hwanggumhae-series fishing vessels in a short span of time this year. The technology of building the twin-hull fishing vessel presented by the station was highly appreciated at the 34th national sci-tech festival last year. Many of its other sci-tech achievements won prizes at the national sci-tech festivals and exhibitions held every year.
The station has recently built an aquatic processing workshop with an annual capacity of 1,000 tons. Sprawling over an area of thousands of square metres the workshop can process various kinds of fishes, seaweeds, mollusks and Crustacea and produce a variety of functional foods.
Manager Pak Sung Il said: We plan to do offshore farming in the near future. This will enable our station to build up the material foundations for making effective use of sea in all seasons. We will do much more things for the better tomorrow of our station.