Ecologists at Nevinnomysskaya GRES released more than 70,000 fry of Russian sturgeon into the Kuban River

Representatives of Nevinnomysskaya GRES of PJSC EL5-Energo, together with a commission of the Azov-Black Sea Territorial Administration of Rosrybolovstvo and the Grivensky sturgeon factory of Glavrybvod FGBU, released fry of Russian sturgeon of the Azov-Black Sea population into a tributary of the Kuban River. Fish stocking is a compensatory measure in carrying out the company's operations.

About 73,000 Russian sturgeons weighing at least 2.5 grams each were released into the Kuban River. The minors were transported to the river from the Grivensky sturgeon factory in a special tank. To avoid traumatizing, the minors were released into the river through a special water hose.

The Russian sturgeon is an endangered subspecies listed in the Red Book as being on the verge of extinction. Over the last 30 years, its population has been significantly reduced due to pollution of water reservoirs and active construction of hydraulic structures. Thus, the Azov-Black Sea branch of VNIRO FGBNU recommended it for artificial reproduction and subsequent release into the river.

EL5-Energo and Nevinnomysskaya GRES implement a set of measures to maintain biodiversity in the areas where they operate. In addition, water intakes of Nevinnomysskaya GRES are equipped with special fish protection devices that prevent young fish from entering water intake facilities. In 2024, the Company is also carrying out stocking activities in the Murmansk and Sverdlovsk Regions.