The basin of the Akhtarsko-Gryvensky estuaries was stocked by Ilsky Oil Refinery with 1359 juvenile carp under control of the Azov-Black Sea division of the Federal Agency for Fisheries.
The main goal of the action is to preserve biological diversity, restore the population of valuable fish species and cleanse water. The fry weighing 25 grams were raised at one of the regional fish farms specially by order of KNGK-INPZ. It is expected that the fish will reach commercial size in two years, and will start spawning in another year.
Regeneration of the fish stock is one of the environmental initiatives of Ilsky Refinery, which is governed by federal legislation of environmental protection and its own environmental programs.