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Sockeye salmons Oncorhynchus nerka © Michel Roggo / WWF

Illegal salmon in Kamchatka

Sockeye salmons Oncorhynchus nerka © Michel Roggo / WWF

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Published 29th January 2009

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Illegal salmon pays the bills in Kamchatka

Vladivostock, Russia, 29 January 2009—Villagers in the Kamchatka peninsula are reliant on poaching salmon as almost their sole source of income, finds a new report launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and WWF-Russia.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Pacific salmon fishing at Kamchatka

Report author(s):
N. A. Dronova, V. A. Spiridonov

Publication date:
January 2009

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