Krasnodar, 29 April. Mass fishkill has reportedly been registered in the Yeisk Bay, the Sea of Azov.
The background of what happened was checked by the Shcherbinovsky District and the Azov and Black Sea Environmental Prosecutor’s Offices.
The fish had perished near the waterworks of the Beisug Hatchery. A pre-investigation check of the incident was initiated according to Article 257 of the Russian Criminal Code (Violation of the Rules for Protecting Aquatic Biological Resources). On the basis of its results, an assessment will be given to the observance of environmental law by officials while organizing the work of the fish hatchery. The Beisug Hatchery is located in Brinkovskaya, Primorsko-Akhtarsk rayon, and is a branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Glavrybvod.”
According to the all-Russia Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography, the hatchery was founded in 1970 in the lower part of the floodplain of the Beisug River with the aim of preserving and reproducing harvestable stocks of searoach and zander. It encompasses three water reservoirs of 4,700 to 5,200 hectares each, and accounts for 70% of the sea-roach whitebaits released by all Kuban hatcheries.
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