Beloyarskaya Nuclear Power Station Releases Bigheads in Beloyarsky Reservoir

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, November 1, 2018. Beloyarskaya Nuclear Power Station in Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Region keeps working to introduce more fish in Beloyarsky Reservoir: 30,000 young bigheads got released into the pond on October 29, 2018, the station’s press service reports.

The plan is to place 269,000 young specimens of Aristichthys nobilis into the pond before the end of the year altogether.

Beloyarskaya Nuclear Power Station has been releasing fish into the reservoir since 2010. 269,000 specimens got released last year alone. The fish get placed into the pond based on the estimates and calculations done by Gosrybtsentr’s Ural division. The phytovorous species help prevent excessive weediness and improve water quality.

‘Fish stocking aims at greater biodiversity and environmental improvements. Unlike commercial stocking, this project is after strictly environmental causes. It is commendable that Beloyarskaya Nuclear Power Station is using its water reservoir rationally, takes proper care of the natural resources at its disposal, and invests in conservation projects,’ head of Zelenaya Rossiya’s Ural Federal District division Yulia Korneyeva told UrBC.

Now Beloyarsky Reservoir is one of Sverdlovsk Region’s largest bodies of water that is 25 km long and up to 20 m deep (water surface area: 38 km2).


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