Uralkali Releases over 53,000 Juvenile Sterlets into the Kama River


Environmental specialists of Uralkali released over 53,000 juvenile sterlets, cultivated at a special fish farm, into the Kama River (Perm Region, Russia). The sterlet is a species of the sturgeon family and is included in the Red Lists of Russia and the Perm Region.

The release ceremony was overseen by a joint commission comprising representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Perm Region, the Federal Fishery Agency (including its Volga-Kama Territorial Administration and the corporate-level Department of Aquaculture), and the Kama-Ural Branch of the Main Basin Department for Fishing and Conservation of Aquatic Biological Resources.

Since 2015, as part of the Company’s biological resource restoration programme, Uralkali has released over 627,000 young sterlets and over 13,000 juvenile pikes into the Kama River.

Kirill Bolotin, Uralkali Head of Environmental Department:

Uralkali’s environmental activities aim to minimise our environmental impact and are thus given proper priority. A part of this work is regular artificial breeding of aquatic biological resources, which helps replenish fish reserves in the Kama River.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore treatment plants in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs more than 13,300 people in the main production unit.