“Russian Coal” helps to restore the population of “royal” fish in the Yenisei

JSC “Krasnoyarsk Krai Coal” and the Sayano-Partizansky section together with specialists of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Glavrybvod” performed work on the artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources. About 18 thousand sterlet fry were released into the Yenisei River.

Near the village of Selivanikha in the Minusinsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the company “Krasnoyarsk Krayugol” and the Sayano-Partizansky mine (assets of the Russian Coal Holding) carried out the stocking of the Yenisei River. As part of the compensation measures, which are held regularly, for the first time, a juvenile sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) was released with an average piece weight of 1.58 grams in an amount of about 18,000 pieces.

“The sterlet is the smallest representative of the genus of sturgeon in the fresh waters of the Russian Federation, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory it lives in a limited area, and is under threat of extinction. Sterlet has excellent taste qualities, for which it was considered a “royal” fish and was forbidden to catch ordinary people,” the company representative said.

It should be noted that until 2021, inclusive, enterprises produced Siberian sturgeon juveniles (Acipenser baerii) in the Yenisei River.

The release of juveniles of aquatic biological resources by artificial reproduction is carried out regularly as part of compensatory measures aimed at reducing the negative impact on the environment, in particular, water bodies, as a result of the production activities of coal enterprises.