Sturgeon factory to be opened in Kazakhstan's Mangystau region

Business Materials 14 December 2020 14:53 (UTC +04:00)
Sturgeon factory to be opened in Kazakhstan's Mangystau region

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.14


Minister of Ecology, Geology, and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliyev visited Caspian Riviera LLC, which is engaged in fisheries, during his working trip to Mangystau region, Trend reports referring to the ministry.

The enterprise, founded in 2014, produces up to 100 tons of fish per year. There is an artificial reservoir with a total area of 2,400 square meters, the largest private aquarium in Central Asia, an ultrasound machine, an incubation workshop, refrigerators for storing fish, and a water analysis laboratory.

"For 6 years, our company has applied various methods of fish farming in its work. Today, it is planned to build a large sturgeon plant," noted the enterprise’s director Raushan Khamitova. "The plant will be located in a special economic zone of the seaport of Aktau. It took time for negotiations since the region isn't enough developed for aquaculture."

For his part, Mirzagaliyev expressed his readiness to assist in the implementation of the abovementioned big fishery project.

In his address to the people of Kazakhstan, the country's President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev focused on the development of the national fishing industry. In 2019, the total volume of fish and fish products in the country amounted to 66,000 tons. Water resources of Kazakhstan allow growing 600,000 tons of fish and increasing the exports by 10 times.

The Ministry of Ecology is amending a number of laws and is also considering the possibility of allocating subsidies for fisheries.