The President took part in a ceremony releasing Baikal omul fry into Lake Baikal. Around 50,000 hatchlings were cultivated in hatcheries using industrial fishing methods in order to maintain the biodiversity of the fish fauna in the world’s deepest lake. The stocking of Baikal with fish is carried out regularly based on the public-private partnership.
The President also stopped at the Baikal Zapovedny visitor centre, a modern information and tourism complex built on the lake. Mr Putin viewed the centre’s exhibits and briefly spoke with volunteers of the Great Baikal Trail inter-regional public organisation.