Kamchatka Itelmen People Object to Industrial Fishery
Massive fishing will drain the stock of unique local candle fish.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. April 23. VOSTOK MEDIA. – Inhabitants of the unique Itelmen village Kovran in Kamchatka Krai object to the industrial fishery on the Kovran river. The Itelmen council Tkhsanom appealed to the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East for help.
The information center Lach reports, the massive fishing will drain the stock of unique local candle fish. This fish is the traditional object of the industrial fishery during centuries.
In March of 2008 the Kamchatka Minrybprom (Fishery Ministry) considered that the industrial fishing limits on the Kovran river were possible. But a month later Roskomrybolovstvo (the Russian Fishery Committee) proclaimed a competition for additional fishing sites distribution.
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