WWF-Russia specified the main threats for Pacific salmon in Kamchatka
In his book “Salmon without rivers”, a famous fisheries biologist Jim Lichatowich emphasized that there is no single threat to its existence but the whole number of them in every habitat, for the whole life cycle of salmon. With every contact made to industrial economy, from a river spring to an estuary, salmon fights a losing battle for habitat.
The workshop mostly focused on the importance of salmon for indigenous people of Kamchatka. There were several specialists on salmon conservation from Alaska among the participants of the event, as well as scientists from Russian scientific institutions and representatives of indigenous communities. They discussed topics on biological, economic, and cultural value of salmon, habitat protection and development of scientific knowledge about salmon lifecycle.