Khabarovsk salmon hatcheries filled up with salmon eggs

October 18, 2007 12:49

Gursky ranching station based in Khabarovsky Krai Territory in the Russian Far East has had a success fulfilling the plan by stocking ca.13 million eyed eggs of salmon, according to Ekho-DV.

Moreover, the hatchery has even helped its neighbors by collecting ca.56 million eggs for other three hatcheries, one in Nanaisky district of the province and two hatcheries in the Jewish Autonomous Province.

Specialists say that this year the runs of spawning salmon have been the richest for a period of the last 25 years.

Gursky fish hatchery has been engaged in reproduction of Pacific salmons for ca.40 years. In the course of the current fishing season the hatchery has been working round-the-clock for a number of weeks in order to use the time to collect and fertilize the eggs. Groups of ichthyologists from Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-Na-Amure have come to help the hatchery's personnel, thanks to which they have managed to do the planned job in time.

Now the eggs are stocked into nursery pools. Up to May 2008 the farmers will take care of juveniles: clean the pools, give special food to the juveniles and observe their condition. Careful treatment of juveniles will enable the hatchery annually produce up to 95% out of the whole volume of stocked eggs.

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