Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: Warden Torches Poacher Camp | Kamchatka Shelf, Russia

A warden torches a salmon caviar production facility. If you live in these communities it is an expensive place to get in and out. You need to be part of the poacher network to survive up here. The poachers pay for the helicopters and they are empty on half of the flights because they are going to the poaching camps to pick up loads of salmon. So if you want to survive in this world and live here, you have to know poachers that can put you on their helicopter flights when they are empty. It is financially impossible for everyone who lives here to get back and forth to this town without strong alliances to the poachers.

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