WWF: Strengthening of fishing load on the Amur has led to disastrous consequences
Indigenous small numbered peoples that live along the Amur River have faced a problem of fish scarcity for several years now: the fishing companies of Nikolaev district of the Khabarovsk Region, which received plots in the lower reaches of the Amur estuary, extract the main part of salmon migrating to spawn. So-called “rides” block the way from the sea and prevent it from entering the spawning zone causing irreparable damage to the river's biological resources.
Local residents, for whom fishing is one of the main resources, also suffer from industrial. The catastrophic decline in the number of fish in the river leads to the loss of jobs and, as a result, the livelihoods. This deteriorates the well-being of settlements and encourages people to engage in poaching.
As a result of the press conference a working group has been established to analyze the issue, the discussion will continue on October 13 in the Public Chamber.