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

This is a rare raid of a poaching camp. 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. I do believe these fish inspectors 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 place.

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