Transneft Druzhba Releases Juveniles into Oka River in Vladimir Region

Date of publication: 16 September 2021

Transneft Druzhba has released sterlet juveniles into the Oka River in Murom, Vladimir Region. Artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources was organised by the company together with Transneft PCD.

The place of release was determined by specialists of the All-Russia Research Institute of Freshwater Fisheries. The juveniles were brought from a fish farm in a specialised vehicle equipped with the system of oxygen saturation of water.

Just before the release, the resilience of the juveniles was confirmed by a committee which included representatives of the Moskva-Oka Territorial Directorate of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo).

More than 313,000 sturgeon juveniles replenished the reservoir. The average weight of each was 2.5 g.

The environmental compensatory event on artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources was held under Transneft’s corporate programme for biological diversity preservation. In 2019–2020, Transneft Druzhba replenished water areas in the regions where its operating facilities are located with more than 292,000 juveniles. This year, it is planned to release a total of 709,000 juveniles of sterlet, silver carp, wild carp and Russian sturgeon.

Transneft Druzhba Press Service