Olesya Sergeeva has been working on our farm for many years. She is shouldering a large successful farm.
Having come to our team almost immediately after university, Olesya, despite her young age, from the very beginning of her career proved herself as a talented ichthyologist, then showed a high level of professionalism in the position of head of the product section. In the pool facility, small fish appeared before her eyes out of thousands of eggs, which after reaching a certain weight were sent into the wild to replenish the Caspian reserves.
Olesya is the life and soul of our farm and an attentive “mother”, whose love and care are there for more than tens of thousands of “children”. Therefore, no one will talk about the work of the farm better than she does.
- Olesya, what is the pride of our farm and how is different from others?
- Our farm, without a doubt, can be considered exemplary among sturgeon cage culture farms not only in Russia, but all over the world. Growing our fish, we do not violate the natural biology of the species; we do not stimulate the natural processes with hormones or temperature. Our cages are located in the Volga flowing water, and the fish diet includes sprat and Caspian herring – that is what sturgeons eat in the wild. Talking about the scale of our farm in numbers, the area of our cages is more than 2 hectares, and the total weight of fish is more than 350 tons (in the numerical equivalent it is more than a hundred thousand individuals.
- Tell us about your "nurslings"?
- Beluga, sturgeon, sterlet, and bastard sturgeon live on our farm. There are over 5,000 individuals in our breeding stock today. The main part of the farm population is sturgeons, but the most valuable species is beluga. Still, this is the largest freshwater fish in the world, and our farm has about 11 thousand individuals of this species. For the first time females give caviar at the age of 16-18 years. This is years of hard work of our fish farmers, we save our stock of beluga. We have a special attitude to this fish. By the way, the largest beluga on our farm weighs 224 kg.
Growing our fish, we do not violate the natural biology of the species, do not stimulate natural processes with hormones or temperature.