Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: Working Against Time – Fishing brigade at mouth of the Bolshaya River

There are strict work hours at the mouth of the river so that some of the salmon can pass through to the indigenous camps further upstream. The fish have gone into a dormant state because they have been in the net so long. This was the first great push of salmon—the storm had just passed and the tide was out and the water had cleared enough that all of the signals were GO for the salmon to make a mad dash upriver.

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