Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: Commercial Fishing Brigade in Sobolevo with Full Nets

This commercial Fishing brigade outside of Sobolevo  are fishing the Vorovskaya River, which is the same river from which they offload supplies for the pipeline that will eventually destroy the salmon runs.  But today is the first big push and there are so many salmon that they can’t load them onto the trucks until later and just have them in this holding pen, so the truck driver has time to play with his dog. Commercial fishing is allowed 40 to 60 percent of the fish run every year.  Poaching can take almost as much, so on a good year only 20 percent escape to breed again. 

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