Specialists of PMC ESPO participated in releasing Amur sturgeon juvenile fish into the river Amur

Date of publication: 01 September 2017 Print

Almost 15 thousand Amur sturgeon juvenile fishes were released into the river Amur in Nanaysky District of Khabarovsk Territory. The environmental activity was conducted as part of the programme of PMC ESPO (subsidiary of Transneft) for the purpose of compensation of possible damage to aquatic bioresources in the company’s regions of presence.

The sturgeon juvenile fishes were bred for two months at Anyuyskiy sturgeon fish farm. At the moment of release, weight of a juvenile fish was equal to more than 10 grammes, which is twice more than the standard indicator. According to specialists, it significantly increases the survival rate of juveniles released into the natural habitat.

Representatives of FSBI (Federal State Budgetary Institution) Amurrybvod and Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Centre (PSRF-Centre) participated in the juvenile fishes release. The place of release was selected upon their recommendation - near the gate of Naikhinskaya flow. The stream will distribute the valuable fish through the whole river.

Within the last three years more than 7.5 million valuable juvenile fishes were released into the waters of Krasnoyarsk and Khabarovsk Territories, Irkutsk, Amur and Jewish Autonomous Regions as part of the environmental programme of PMC ESPO. The total value of the performed works is equal to almost 140 million rubles.

In 2018 the enterprise plans to release about 2 million Siberian salmon juveniles and 70 thousand Amur sturgeon juveniles in Khabarovsk Territory. About 90 thousand peled juveniles and 30 thousand wild carp juveniles are planned to be released in Irkutsk Region.