Ecological service of Saratov Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (ROPD) of Transneft Volga Region released more than 58 thousand sterlet young fishes into Volgograd reservoir. The release was controlled by the representatives of Volga and Caspian Territorial Administration of the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency, Hunting and Fisheries Committee for Saratov Region.
The sterlet young fishes were bred by Glavryba LLC (Moscow) at one of its fish-breeding farms. Specialized transport for transportation of young fishes, providing oxygen and temperature conditions during transportation, was used for their delivery to the place of release to Balakovsky District of Saratov Region. On arrival to the place of release activities on temperature recirculation were conducted and after the period prescribed for adaptation the young fishes were released into the reservoir.
“Natural reproduction of sterlet is insufficient, so release of artificially bred young fishes is very important for observation of environmental balance. According to the data of the conducted research, the coefficient of production recovery for sterlet underyearlings is equal to 5.9%,” - said Oksana Korshunova, Environmental Engineer of Environmental Safety and Rational Nature Management Service of Saratov ROPD.
Transneft Volga Region regularly conducts activities on stocking reservoirs with fish in the regions of its activity, which corresponds to Transneft’s environmental policy oriented to preservation of the environment.
In September 2017 the ecologists of Saratov ROPD under the contract with Glavryba will release more than 174 carp underyearlings into Volgograd reservoir. In total for three months the enterprise plans to release about 500 carp, silver carp and sterlet underyearlings into Saratov, Volgograd reservoirs and the river Medveditsa in Volgograd Region.