Salmon marathon Green Light for the Red Fish moves up the Amur River
In the International Year for the Salmon seven PAs and nine NGOs of the Amur River basin take part in the variety of events. Within one month they monitor the movement of the autumn salmon and meet the symbolic plush fish in the cities where the marathon takes place. The participants of the event meet the toys in different ways: with festivals, master classes, dancing flash mobs, eco games, racing competitions, and photo exhibitions.
Out of 100 plush toys that started the marathon in Nikolaevsk-na-Amure only 25 have reached Komsomolsk-na-Amure which reflects the real situation with salmon in Amur. More than half of the autumn salmon are caught by fishermen in the low reaches on allowable limits. The goal of the marathon is to draw attention of the public and responsible agencies to take measures for the control of the catch and distribution of the fishing pressure in the Amur. First of all it is necessary to monitor the real filling of the spawning grounds after fishing activities.