Silver Carp and White Amur will Purify Water in Azov Estuaries

15.02.2017

In 2017 in the Krasnodar region there will be carried out the Azov estuaries clearing. In particular, for effective biological reclamation it is planned to release in the reservoirs 15.2 million individuals of white amur (fish of the carp family) and 7 million individuals of silver carp.

Silver Carp and White Amur will Purify Water in Azov Estuaries

Silver carp eats blue green algae that cause "blooms" of ponds and lack of oxygen in the water. White amur feeds on hard vegetation, which is harmful to the spawning grounds. In addition, the release will be implemented to enhance fish stocks.

While local fish farms in the region are ready to produce about half of the required amount of fish, but the production volumes can be increased.

The program will be financed from the federal budget; its implementation will need 56.3 million rubles.