A ceremony has been held in Neftchala to release sturgeon fry grown at Khilli sturgeon fish hatchery into the Caspian Sea.

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) Public Union Leyla Aliyeva, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Mukhtar Babayev and United Nations Envıronment Program (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador, a legendary ice hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov attended the event.

After touring the Khilli sturgeon fish hatchery, a ceremony to release the sturgeons into water was held.

The Khilli sturgeon fish hatchery in Neftchala district was launched in 2003 and is the largest hatchery in the Caspian region.

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony

Young sturgeons grown at Khilli fish hatchery released into Caspian Sea  Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony