Wild salmon fishing in Kamchatka region
On the western coast of Kamchatka added limits for the catch of pink salmon
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 15:40 (GMT + 9)
Limits for fishing pink salmon have been added on the western coast of the peninsula. This decision was made by the Commission for the Regulation of the Production (Catch) of Anadromous Fish Species in the Kamchatka Territory, the press service of the regional government reports.
“On the western coast of Kamchatka, there is currently a mass movement of pink salmon, an active fishery is underway. KamchatNIRO has developed an increase in the permitted production of pink salmon by 26.7 thousand tons. The high level of approaches allowed the commission to cancel the passing days on August 10 and 11 on the rivers Kikhchik, Pymta, Kol, Kolpakova, Krutogorova, Oblukovina and Icha, ”said Acting Minister of Fisheries Andrei Zdevetsky.
We add that to date, the catch of pink salmon on the western coast of Kamchatka has amounted to more than 70 thousand tons and according to the data of the North-Eastern Territorial Administration of Rosrybolovstvo (SVTU FAR), as of August 10, off the coast and in the rivers of Kamchatka, the volume of industrial fishing amounted to 146,746 tons. Most of all the fishermen caught pink salmon - 107 341 tons. Sockeye salmon caught 23,576 tons, chum salmon - 15,268 tons, chinook salmon - 255 tons, and coho salmon - 304 tons.
As of August 10, 2018, the companies have already caught 295.6 thousand tons of fish in Kamchatka, and in 2019, as of August 11, they caught about 348.3 thousand tons of salmon.