The project was funded and implemented by the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, and authorized by the Federal Fishery Agency
Under the ‘Let’s Save Our Environment Project’, Caspian Pipeline Consortium actively fosters the growth of population of rare and endangered animal species. These were saigas in Kalmykia, deers in Stavropol Territory, and sturgeons in the Astrakhan region. This summer, CPC continued the Astrakhan tradition in the Kuban area: almost ten thousand Russian sturgeon young fishes headed out along the waters of the Protoka river (a tributary of the Kuban river) from Grivenskaya village to the Sea of Azov.
Grivenskaya village is home to a sturgeon fish farm, where the Russian sturgeon baby fishes were grown on CPC's request. This fish was selected for breeding in Azov-Black Sea based on the surveys and resolution of the Federal Fishery Agency No.327 of June 28, 2019.
CPC's contractor which implemented the project of aquatic bioresources artificial replenishment in Krasnoadar krai was Southern Research and Design Institute of Marine Fleet (YuzhNIIMF). The contractor signed an agreement with Azov-Black Sea affiliate of FSBI Glavrybvod, and the latter grew, selected, transported, and released sturgeon young fishes into the Protoka river.
Before being loaded into a water lorry, the sturgeon young fishes were selected by weight: according to the rules, each baby sturgeon's weight is to be at least 2,5 grams. 9772 baby sturgeons in the special water lorry with water oxygenation system were brought from the fish farm to the Protoka river’s shore, where they were chuted into the water.
The distance from Grivenskaya villate to the Sea of Azov shore is about seven kilometers, with many eriks, tributary streams, and limans along the way. Artificial replenishment of water bioresources, in which Caspian Pipeline Consortium is proactively involved, goes on - now in the Kuban area.
CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects in energy sector with participation of foreign capital in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz–Novorossiysk Pipeline is 1,511 km; it transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7%) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGaz – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%) – 20.75%; Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company - 15%, LUKARCO B.V. - 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited - 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. - 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.