Transneft – Kozmino Port presented the method of water biomonitoring as a part of the IX annual International ecological forum Nature without borders in Vladivostok.
In her report, Natalia Vykhodtseva, Head of the Environmental Safety and Rational Nature Management Section of Transneft – Kozmino Port, LLC, shared a story about the enterprise’s unique experience in the sphere of Kozmin bay water biomonitoring.
The test area in Kozmin Bay for biomonitoring by marine hydrobionts was established in 2010. Japanese scallop was chosen as the main test-organism. The scallop filters a huge amount of water for the purposes of nutrition, and all elements that water has are accumulated in its tissues. It is possible to define water environment purity level by checking its tissues in the laboratory.
Today the test area of Transneft – Kozmino Port, LLC is a robust mariculture area. Besides scallops, other hydrobionts that are also used for environmental monitoring are grown here: Mytilus trossulus, Laminaria japonica, Far East trepang. Stable conditions of marine hydrobionts colonies indicates favorable environmental situation in the Water Area.
About 700 participants took part in the IX International ecological forum Nature without borders - government officials, members of the scientific community, members of the public, business representative from Russian regions and APAC countries. During plenary and breakout sessions, round-table discussions, the forum participants discussed reforms and innovations in environmental legislation, the implementation of the best available technologies, environment condition and pollution monitoring, climate changes and biodiversity conservation.
As part of the declared Year of Ecology in Russia and in Transneft, Transneft-Port Kozmino LLC has already conducted a number of activities aimed at drawing of public’s attention to environmental problems and addressing environmental issues. Among such activities are educational lectures for pupils, urban gardening, voluntary cleanups, photo competitions, participating in international exhibitions and forums. Also, the release of marine hydrobionts grown in the proper mariculture area of Nakhodka Bay was carried out in order to increase the biodiversity of the bay, as well as the release of Siberian salmon juveniles was conducted into the river. Ryazanovka of Primorsky Territory.