#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Three thousand fry of Boganid char, living in the Taimyr lakes and recognized by scientists as the most useful fish for human health, transported for breeding stock to the Federal Selection and Genetic Center for Fish Farming in the Leningrad region and to one of the largest fishing enterprises in Krasnoyarsk.
According to the Arctic Development Project Office (PORA), the transfer of fry to the mainland is a successful completion of the next stage of the program – Monitoring and artificial reproduction of char of the genus Salvelinus of the Sobachye lake which is supported by the PORA.
According to Nikolay Doronin, the chairman of the PORA board, the goal of the project is to establish artificial reproduction in aquaculture of the unique Taimyr fish, which surpasses any other fish in terms of benefits for the body.
“Scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Siberian Federal University first presented the results of research on the Boganid char in 2019 at the site of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic. This fish, which is found on the Taimyr Peninsula, is a little more difficult to grow than trout. However, its breeding is very promising for our country because it is more cold loving than traditional aquaculture objects. The success of the project will help both to enrich the diet of Russians with valuable Arctic products and contribute to the preservation of the Russian Arctic biodiversity”, Nikolay Doronin said.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Arctic Development Project Office