In 2015, Transneft Volga Region, JSC, as part of its work on reproduction of the aquatic biological resources, released more than 1,700 thousand of common carp and sterlet whitebaits to water bodies. This year, the juvenile fish was being released starting from May in four major lots (on the average, of not less than 400 thousand whitebaits each) into the Saratov and Volgograd reservoirs.
The water bodies are artificially stocked with fish in the framework of the program of voluntary compensation for the damage to biological resources in the regions where Transneft Volga Region, JSC operates. The enterprise has been releasing juvenile fish since 2011, according to the policy of social responsibility of Transneft, JSC and Russian environmental regulatory documents under the supervision of the Commission of the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo). The reservoirs are stocked with 15–20-gram common carp whitebaits and baby starlets weighing not less than three grams each, so it will be easier for the young fish to adapt well to its new home.