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WWF-Russia organized an educational trip to Alaska for Kamchatka students

09 august 2019
The many years cooperation of the Kamchatka State Technical University with the universities of the USA this year continued with the internship of KSTU students at a biostation on Aleknagik Lake.

Two students of the Department of "Marine Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture" of Kamchatka State Technical University took part in the work of the summer school on the management of Pacific salmon stocks. Classes organized by the universities of Washington and Alaska took place at the base of the biological station on Aleknagik Lake.

“Students got acquainted with the principles and methods of the salmon management in the Bristol Bay, the methods of operational management of the fishing, and the role of salmon in the life of the local population. Based on the knowledge gained, students performed calculations of the scales of fish approaches for fishing areas, comparing their calculations with the data from the Department of Fish and Game,” said Alexander Bonk, the head of the Department of Marine Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture of Kamchatka State Technical University.

In addition to participating in the summer school, students of Kamchatka State Technical University visited the city of Cordova, where they met with representatives of various public and scientific organizations. The meetings were devoted to the features of the organization and management of salmon in Prince William Sound, assessments of the habitat of salmon and other aquatic organisms.

In 2019, 30 years have passed since the collapse of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker in Prince William Sound. The disaster of 1989 caused enormous damage to the environment, and its effects are still felt. The students met with the participants in the liquidation of the oil spill, with scientific experts who have been studying the consequences of technological disasters of this kind for many years.

The internship organizers are sure: the knowledge gained during classes and meetings will help students in their future work, and will help to form ideas about alternative ways of managing the fishery.

For additional information please contact
Project coordinator (Sustainable fishery project coordinator)