Recall that the catch of pink salmon in 2020 has fallen sharply not only off the coast of Sakhalin, but also in Eastern Kamchatka
Environmentalists urge to reduce catches of pink salmon in Sakhalin as was done in Kamchatka
Friday, August 14, 2020, 02:00 (GMT + 9)
The regional authorities of Sakhalin should reduce the allowed catch of pink salmon in 2020 due to the worst catch in the last 10 years, the press service of the Sakhalin Environmental Watch regional public organization reported on August 12.
“The Commission for the Regulation of Anadromous Fish Catch is simply obliged to significantly reduce the amount of permitted catch as soon as possible, so that as many fish as possible can go to spawning grounds, in order to prevent further depletion of pink salmon stocks,” the press service explained.
A comparison of catches shows that Sakhalin has not had such a bad pink salmon fishing season as in 2020 at least in the last 10 years. As of August 11, 2020, 7.7 thousand tons of pink salmon were caught on Sakhalin, on the same date in 2018 - 13.7 thousand tons, in 2016 - 30.5 thousand tons, in 2014 - 33.3 thousand tons, in 2012 - 49.3 thousand tons.
“Historically, for the entire huge fishery industry of Sakhalin, for hundreds of mining and processing enterprises and thousands of people working for them, this is not a little, but very, very little,” the ecologists emphasized.
Recall that the catch of pink salmon in 2020 has fallen sharply not only off the coast of Sakhalin, but also in Eastern Kamchatka and off the coast of Alaska. Scientists see the reason in the unfavorable wintering conditions in the Pacific Ocean - positive water anomalies were observed.