Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: Poaching Epicenter in Kamchatka

This is a rare raid of a poaching camp in Kamchatka. There are only four legal fish inspectors in this area for eight major river systems. These rivers emanate from the middle range and flow through the wetlands of western Kamchatka and finally out to the Sea of Okhotsk. Fish inspectors rarely make the 70 bust quota they are required to make per season. This bust is nothing compared to the amount of poaching that goes on in this remote region of Russia.

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