The first in Kazakhstan sturgeon breeding stock has been created in Atyrau. Each fish will get its electronoc passport. The similar work is carried out in Astrakhan region as well.
These chips will make it possible to get the specific information about the fish; it will help assess the efficiency of the state policy aimned at fish reproduction.
Genetic passports for sturgeons appeared in 2015. The work was started upon the resolution of the IV Caspian Summit held in Astrakhan in 2014.
Fish-breeding farms of Astrakhan Region annually release at least 36 m sturgeon juveniles into the natural habitat. To date, almost all sturgeon breeders have received genetic passports.