Transneft Kozmino Port has taken part in a biological resources artificial reproduction programme in fishery waters of Primorye Territory. Under control of the Russian Fisheries Agency’s (Rosrybolovstvo) Territorial Administration, the Company released scallop juveniles into Nakhodka Bay. The project was sponsored by Transneft Kozmino Port.
The juveniles released were grown in the mariculture area of Transneft Kozmino Port for a year. The oil seaport’s environmentalists released 10 thousand scallop individuals outside the test area for aquatic animals and other fish-farming sections.
Since the mariculture area was established in Kozmin Bay, 1 million scallop individuals were grown, with 800,000 individuals released into natural habitat. As of now, 20,000 scallop individuals of various age populate the mariculture area of the seaport.
Transneft Kozmino Port established the marine hydrobionts breeding area in Kozmin Bay in 2010. As of now, the test area is a mariculture section covered by the comprehensive environmental monitoring programme of Kozmin Bay waters, using not only the scallop, but also other valuable aquatic animal species that reside the Far Eastern seas – the pacific mussel, the laminaria japonica, the sea urchin and the red king crab. Experiments featuring the castaria and ascidia mentula algae are carried out in the water area as well. The area population’s growth rate proves favourable environmental conditions in Kozmin Bay waters.