Nelma fingerlings released with backing from Gazprom Geologorazvedka

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On May 11, 2018, more than 5 million nelma larvae were released into the Kubena River in the Vologda Region. The larvae had been raised at the commission of Gazprom Geologorazvedka as part of the company’s compensatory measures for aquatic biodiversity reproduction following its operations in the Barents Sea.

Five million nelma larvae cast into Kubena River
Five million nelma larvae cast into Kubena River

Five million nelma larvae cast into Kubena River

Fish larvae brought to release site by vehicles with oxygen cylinders
Fish larvae brought to release site by vehicles with oxygen cylinders

Fish larvae brought to release site by vehicles with oxygen cylinders

The event was attended by employees of the Northwestern Regional Directorate of the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Berg State Research Institute on Lake and River Fisheries, the Food and Agriculture Department of the Vologda Region, and other institutions.

“Gazprom Geologorazvedka regularly undertakes measures to replenish the population of valuable fish species in the rivers and seas of our country. Rigorous compliance with environmental regulation is among our priorities. In addition, we are happy that these efforts help us make a significant contribution to the reproduction of rare fish species that are on the verge of extinction. And we are going to continue this work,” said Alexey Davydov, Director General of Gazprom Geologorazvedka.

It was the second release of nelma larvae into this water body. The first release took place exactly one year prior, with 3.5 million larvae of nelma cast into the Kubena River. Through these measures, Gazprom Geologorazvedka helped replenish the aquatic bioresources of Kubena with 8.5 million fingerlings of nelma, a critically endangered species listed in the Red Book of Russia, in just two years.

Release of fingerlings traditionally accompanied by launch of small white-sailed boat
Release of fingerlings traditionally accompanied by launch of small white-sailed boat

Release of fingerlings traditionally accompanied by launch of small white-sailed boat

Background

Gazprom Geologorazvedka is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom engaged in the whole range of exploration activities aimed at prospecting for new onshore and offshore hydrocarbon fields and deposits in the Russian Federation, as well as follow-up exploration and pre-development of reserves in the existing fields. The company’s key objective is to replenish the resource base of the Gazprom Group.

Gazprom Geologorazvedka operates in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Irkutsk Region, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), central Russia, and offshore in the Kara and Barents Seas and the Sea of Okhotsk.

As part of the general social responsibility strategy pursued by Gazprom, the company contributes to socio-economic development in its areas of operation.

Gazprom Geologorazvedka adopted the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system. Industrial environmental control and environmental protection measures are conducted at all of its facilities.

The company employs about 700 people. It is headquartered in Tyumen.

 

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