First contact between Denmark and Kazakstan is established.
One Danish delegation visits Aral, and the idea emerges (on
behalf of local fishermen) to exploit Danish traditions and
resources in the efforts to re-establish fishery on the Aral Sea.
(support: private fund 8000 $)
Aral fishery community leaders visit Denmark and sign a "Protocol
of our common aims".
(support: Public and private funds 30.000 $)
19 Kazak fishermen, specialists and interpreters visit Denmark
one month to study Danish traditions in fisheries and sales,
especially concerning flat fish.
A one month trial fishery is carried out on the Small Aral Sea
near village Tastubek, supervised by four Danish specialists.
The results prove the Aral Sea to contain valuable unexploited
The first transport with nets and fishery from Denmark to
(support: DANIDA, private funds, firm etc. 1996 - 1998
Agreements are made with local fishermen to further the
establishing of small-scale private co-operatives.
8 Danish specialists, during five months, study and support the
newly established co-operatives in catching, treating and
selling flounder. NGO Aral Tenizi is founded.
NGO Aral Tenizi and LLH plan their common efforts for years
(support: DANIDA, private/public funds, firm etc. 170.000 $)
The third transport from Denmark with fishery equipment and
other equipment for Aral Tenizi and institutions in the
region (2 containers). The first fish stations is established
around Little Aral. Fish is transported and sold in cities
(support DANIDA 2000
- 2004 450.000 $, private/public funds 60.000 $)
A transport from Denmark with equipment for fish
treatment. 90 cooperative and brigades a fishing on the Aral
Sea from October – April. 1000 members of Aral Tenizi.
Aral Tenizi a supported from GEF UN program
(support: GEF 50.000 $, private/public funds, firm 40.000 $)
A transport with equipment where send to
Aralsk. In 2002 and 2003 the project will focus on the
infrastructure in the fish treatment activities in Aralsk
region and the fish marked in Kazakhstan.
(support: public/private funds, firm 45.000 $)
A Master plan for the future fishery on
the Aral Sea where produced. Kazakhstan and the World Bank
sign the loan agreement about the restoring of Little Aral.
2 containers with equipment for fish
processing where sent from Denmark.(support:
private/public funds 85.000 $)
The work stated in Syr Darya control system, and dam
building for restoring Little Aral. The work in Aral Tenizi
for building up Centre “Kambala Balyk” in Aralsk started.
A transport one container where
sent from Denmark. Phase 4 of the project “From Kattegat to
the Aral Sea” started in mid 2004. (support:
DANIDA 2004 - 2007 360.000 $ private/public funds 45.000 $)
2005: Phase 4
startet with a support from Danida for 3 year 390.000 UD$.
The main work is capacity building in Aral Tenizi and
Kambala Balyk and seminars for fishermen
2006: Phase 4. Main
focus is the autum international meetings in Aralsk
2007: Phase 4. Main
focus on capacity building in the fishery and Aral Tenizi
2008: Phase 4. The
project is comming to its end June 2008