Abramchenko: Baikal omul cultivation plant in Buryatia will be rebuilt in 2024
MOSCOW, March 2 – RIA Novosti. The Bolsherechensky fish farm in Buryatia, specializing in the artificial reproduction of the Baikal omul, will be rebuilt, work will be completed in 2024, stated Russian Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko.
Abramchenko visited the Bolsherechensky fish farm during a study trip to Buryatia and the Irkutsk region, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported. The plant specializes in artificial reproduction of the Baikal omul. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that in 2022 a record amount of omul caviar was hatched – about 1 billion pieces. He noted that the government allocated funds for the reconstruction of the enterprise in the framework of the federal project “Conservation of Lake Baikal” of the national project “Ecology”.
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“Work will be completed in 2024. The rebuilding of the facility will increase the production capacity of omul larvae by two and a half times: from 500 million larvae to 1 billion 250 million larvae. In the last 10 years, they have the capacity to produce 2.5 million offspring omul, which has a higher survival rate than larvae,” he said. .
Deputy Prime Minister reminded that a targeted program has been developed to restore omul stocks; this program will include measures for inspection and monitoring of omul stocks, conservation and artificial reproduction. According to expert estimates, by 2022, the number of endemics has already increased by 50%.
The head of the Federal Fisheries Agency, Ilya Shestakov, said that the branch research institute will conduct additional research, which will also allow to monitor the state and growth of omul stocks.
“A lot of work was done with the regions to restore stocks as soon as possible, we received a lot of support from the Russian government. Fish conservation efforts were strengthened, including improved logistics. Budget funding, the volume of artificial breeding of the omul increased significantly. Industrial as part of artificial breeding Since the ban on fishing, more than 2.3 billion larvae have been released.” said. .
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