PJSC Irkutskenergo takes measures to restore the population of aquatic wildlife
As part of a set of environmental protection measures, in October 2015 PJSC Irkutskenergo released juvenile fish into the Angara River. 243,458 northern whitefish fingerlings were released into the water. Each young fish weighed 1.2 grams, in accordance with regulatory standards.
This measure is aimed at artificial reproduction and release of northern whitefish fingerlings into the Bratsk reservoir in order to repair the damage to aquatic wildlife and its habitat in the Angara River caused by water withdrawal in the course of operation of CHPP-10.
Young fish are bought under an agreement with LLC Baikal Fish, an enterprise specializing in breeding valuable species of fish in the Irkutsk Region.
PJSC Irkutskenergo takes measures to replenish the population of aquatic wildlife every year starting from 2014.
During two years, PJSC Irkutskenergo released a total of about 500,000 young northern whitefish worth about RUB 2 mln. Expenditure on restoration of the population of aquatic wildlife, the type and scope of remediation measures have been determined in accordance with the Procedure for Calculating the Amount of Damage to Aquatic Wildlife approved by Order No. 1166 of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) dated November 25, 2011.
The release of juvenile fish into water bodies is constantly monitored by fish protection agencies, including FSBI Baikalrybvod and the Angara and Baikal Territorial Department for Fishery, as well as the animal husbandry and fishery management department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Irkutsk Region.
PJSC Irkutskenergo is a responsible user of natural resources; every year the company voluntarily implements a wide range of environmental protection measures worth about RUB 160 mln, including preventive and remediation measures aimed at repairing the damage to water resources and the environment as a whole caused by the company's operations.
Press service of PJSC Irkutskenergo
October 27, 2015