Southern Kuzbass Coal Company Restores Fish Resources

Southern Kuzbass Coal Company (part of Mechel Group) released over 1,500 common carp juveniles into the Ob River.

The release was part of the company’s program on artificial restoration of water resources. The event was organized in tandem with the research institute Tomsk-Ecologiya.

The juveniles were released in the Altay Region on the outskirts of Barnaul under the watchful eye of a commission including experts from various agencies. Russia’s Federal Fishery Agency determined the release site. Common carp is a fish popular with fishers.

“Southern Kuzbass Coal Company treats compliance with ecological standards responsibly. In our daily operations and perspective development planning, we pay extra attention to our ecological program by regularly monitoring the environment and restoring disturbed soils. One of our program’s key points is restoring the local water resources’ biological balance. In the past four years, our company has released over 240,000 juveniles of prime fish species,” Southern Kuzbass Coal Company’s Managing Director Andrey Podsmazhenko said.