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Kamchatka: hatcheries will not be a rescue for fish against oil spills

26 february 2009
WWG shares concern of State Committee on Fisheries on the future of the Sea of Okhotsk bioresources to be affected during oil and gas development. However WWF disagrees that damage can be compensated via hatcheries.

According to information provided by the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON) there are fifteen various indigenous ethnic groups living in the Sea of Okhotsk basin, with their long-history traditional land-use and other links to the area, including traditional fishing. Whatever negative impact on biological productivity and the state of bioresources occurs, it might leads to the loss of indigenous people income and cause deterioration of fragile traditional life style and culture, that is based on fisheries, on marine mammal hunting, game-hunting for waterfowl and seafood gathering.