Transneft East has organised an environmental event to release peled juveniles in the Vilyuy reservoir of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
The juveniles of the valuable species have been grown at Chernyshevsky Fish Farm.
Nearly 162 thousand juveniles were released into their natural habitat. The average weight of each was 3 g. The event was held under the supervision of specialists from Lensk Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate, a branch of Transneft East, and representatives of the fish farm.
Transneft East has been cooperating with one of the largest fish farms of the republic since 2008. The Company allocated RUB 26.6 million for the revamping of the hatching trays and rearing ponds of the farm. Since 2011, regular funding has been provided for juveniles reproduction.
The programme, under which the restoration of aquatic bioresources is performed, has been adopted as part of Transneft East’s environmental policy. The goal is to ensure industrial compensation in Irkutsk and Amur Regions as well as in Yakutia.
During the implementation of the programme, more than 17 million juveniles of valuable commercial fish species were released into the waters of the Bratsk (Irkutsk Region), Yenisei (Krasnoyarsk Territory), Vilyuy (RS (Ya)) and Zeya (Amur Region) reservoirs. The funding provided by the Company for the artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources in the regions where the Company operates, exceeds RUB 50 million.