Russian and Finnish environmental released to the border of the river four thousand young salmon with chips to restore population and study its migration, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor).
"At the working meeting held in Finland in the river Seleznevka fired four thousand artificially podroschennoy young salmon, half of which are marked with special chips. Each chip has a phone number and email address to which it is desirable to capture information in the case of an individual. Earlier Within the same project on the Russian side also produced more than 10,000 salmon in the river Gladyshevka, two thousand of which were also marked chips, "- said in a statement.
The purpose of the Finnish-Russian environmental project RIFCI "Rivers and fisheries — our common interests — Rivers and Fish — Our Common Interest" — the creation of up to 2014 in the transboundary rivers of living conditions, successful recovery of populations of valuable species of salmon and increase their numbers.
"Ultimately, the salmon will get into the Baltic Sea. Therefore, the project is part of the Action Plan HELCOM (Helsinki Commission for the Protection of the Environment of the Baltic Sea), aspiring to a favorable conservation status of biodiversity of the Baltic Sea" — note the environmentalists.
Project partners from the Russian side are the State Research Institute of Lake and River Fisheries (GosNIORKh), St. Petersburg Public Organization "Biologists for nature conservation", the administration of the Vyborg district of Leningrad region.
On the Finnish side of the project involved a regional center of economic development of transport and the environment in South-Eastern Finland, the Research Institute of Fishing and Hunting Finland Forestry Centre of South-East Finland, fishing center of South Karelia.