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  • 2014 May 19 15:48

    15,000 yearlings of speckled trout released into Ladoga as Bronka compensatory measures (photo)

    On May 16, 15,000 yearlings of Ladoga speckled trout were released into the Ladoga lake under the supervision of the North West territorial branch of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency). According to the Agency’s press center, the activity was financed by Fenix LLC under the 5-year programme providing for partial compensation of the effect from the construction of the Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg). 

    Baby fish was produced by the Federal Genetic Selective Fishery Center located in Ropsha (FGSFC, Leningrad region) under the agreement on artificial reproduction of aquatic bioresources. 

    “Ladoga speckled trout is one of the most valuable species of fish in the North West region of Russia. According to the historical materials, the work on artificial reproduction of speckled trout in the Ladofa lake has been carried out from the late 19th century. Ladoga speckled trout is a target species but natural resources should be permanently reproduced. Ladoga speckled trout can be as big as 5, or even 8 kilograms,” says Denis Belyayev, head of the North West territorial branch of Rosrybolovstvo. 

    In 2014, the North West territorial branch of Rosrybolovstvo, has already signed contracts on compensatory activities with 14 companies. Under the contracts, 1.75 mln  yearlings of whitefish, speckled trout, salmon, salmon trout, pike perch, pike and other species will be released into the Gulf of Finland, Ladoga lake and other water bodies of Kerelia, Leningrad and Novgorod regions. Besides, 892 yearlings of salmon and whitefish as well as sucking fish hatchlings will be released in 2014 under the state programme. 

    The Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the place where the dam and the ring road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and logistics center of 42 ha.  Container terminal will feature the 1.176 m-long waterfront (including 5 berths). The waterfront of rolling cargo terminal will be 630 meters (3 berths). The Bronka Phase 1 capacity is projected to be 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. The facility’s container throughput is planned to be increased to 1.9 million TEUs. The Bronka Multipurpose Complex will be able to handle Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class. 

    Private investors are expected to inject nearly RUB 43.7 billion in the project with the Russian Government investment at some RUB 15.2 billion.

    Implementation of the Bronka project will bring 2,300 work places at sea terminals alone.  Upon completion of the outer harbor facilities annual direct tax payments to the budget of St. Petersburg will be at RUB 1.7 billion (plus indirect tax due to a multiplier effect – RUB 5.1 bn), the federal budget will get RUB 2.0 billion a year (RUB 5.9bn).


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