Experts Volkhovsky hatchery released into the river Volkhov 22,500 fingerlings (young fish age to a year — Ed.) Red Book whitefish.
Volkhovsky hatchery (enterprise FGBU "Sevzaprybvod") carries out the artificial reproduction of 847,000 pieces of uneven whitefish fry for release. Was produced in the next issue of the Volkhov river fingerlings of the fish species in the amount of 22,500 pieces.
In the management of Federal Fisheries Agency said that the planned target for the production of fingerlings Volkhov whitefish currently holds 128%.
As previously reported, the Company FGBU "Sevzaprybvod" and "Karelrybvod" for the first half of 2012 released into water fishery in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad region of more than 3.5 million pieces of mixed-age juvenile and larval salmon and whitefish species.
Red Book Volkhov whitefish (or sigolov) of salmon is listed as rare and endangered species. It lives in the southern part of Lake Ladoga, often near the mouth of the Volkhov and Svir. Body length up to 55 inches and weigh up to 1.5 kilograms. Most of its life in the lake for breeding in the river rises. After construction of the Volkhov hydroelectric station is on the verge of extinction due to the inability to get to the spawning grounds. Population sigolova supported by artificial breeding of fish factory Volkhov. Until the 19th century, was mined at least 60,000 whitefish annually.