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TOMSK, Oct 21 – RIA Tomsk. The first fish hatchery for commercial sterlet growing up to 50 tons per year will be launched in 2020 in the Tomsk region; the enterprise also plans to produce up to 200 kilograms of food black caviar, the deputy governor of the Tomsk region for agro-industrial policy and environmental management Andrey Knorr told RIA Tomsk.
"In the field of aquaculture in 2020 (in the Tomsk region) it is planned to launch a fish hatchery with an RAS (recirculating aquaculture system) for commercial sterlet growing in the amount of 50 tons per year, fish stocking material of valuable fish species up to two million specimens per year, producing food black caviar up to 200 kilograms per year", - Knorr said.
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As the deputy head of the regional department of hunting and fishing Sergey Sukhodolov specified RIA Tomsk, the investment project implements the "Tomsk Scientific and Industrial Fish-Breeding Complex". This will be the first such production in the region. Now local enterprises are only engaged in the cultivation of juveniles of valuable fish species for compensation measures, and the production of black caviar is not carried out at all.
"By the end of 2019, it is planned to complete the installation of equipment at the enterprise, and from 2020 the operation of this facility will begin", - the interlocutor of the agency said.
Sukhodolov added that the investment project is estimated at 15 million rubles: 10 million rubles - is the cost of equipment, five million - are construction works. In 2020 the region plans to provide support to the enterprise in the form of a subsidy for half the cost of equipment.
“Sales of products will be carried out not only in the Tomsk region. There are large volumes and part of the fish will go to neighboring regions, and part for export”, - he said.