Volunteers will protect the Avacha River from poachers
The Avacha River runs through the most populated area of the region. For a long time, the Avacha River’s salmon populations have been consistently effected by illegal fishermen. Additionally, the presence of indigenous people’s fishing grounds as well as anglers puts this river into an even more perilous situation. These groups of fishermen suffer directly from the poachers’ activity.
The volunteers’ new camp will appear in Elizovo, near the outreach center “Land of Fish and Fish-eaters”. A training center for volunteers will be located there as well.
Anyone can become a volunteer and participate in patrolling of the Avacha River this summer. Inspectors of the State Inspection of Small Vessels will cooperate with volunteers who plan to participate in patrolling. Patrolling operations will be aimed at searching and locating illegal activity on the river. All specific cases spotted will be mapped and the information about them will be sent to the police and the Federal Agency for Fishery. The volunteers’ camp will continue its work until September.
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