10 September in Astrakhan region kicks off the autumn stage of operation “Putin-2018”
The theme of anti-poaching in the Astrakhan region has become the main on the meeting of the Council on border policy, which was held on August 24 under the chairmanship of Governor Alexander Zhilkina. Of readiness for the autumn stage of operation “Putin-2018,” which kicks off on September 10, reported the representatives of the Volga-Caspian territorial administration (EKSTU) of the Agency, regional Ministry of internal Affairs and border management.
According to the head EKTU Rosrybolovstva Alexander Morozov, this year increased not only the intensity of joint activities with the police and border guards, but also their performance. On the rivers and roads of Astrakhan region seized 15.5 tons of fish, including 0.5 tons of sturgeon species and 23.6 kilograms of black caviar.
Constantly conduct raids using aircraft in areas of illegal fishing, the employees of the border guard of the Republic of Kalmykia and Astrakhan region. They detained this year in the Delta and in Northern Caspian sea more than 50 small vessels, seized more than 240 tons of produce of fisheries (including 530 kilograms of sturgeon fish species, 6 pounds of caviar). Since the beginning of the year against poachers initiated 15 criminal cases, 463 cases of administrative offences in the sphere of natural law, imposed fines of 3 million rubles.
Astrakhan police this year prevented 470 crimes in the sphere of turnover of aquatic bioresources. “90% of them — poaching, including in a group of persons”, — said the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia across the Astrakhan region Alexander Podsvirova.
Only in April-may this year during the “Putin-2018” of the illicit seizure of 26 tons of fish, including more than two thousand kilograms of sturgeon species, over 10 kilometers of network and more than 130 pieces of illegal guns fishing. Do poachers seized and arrested 58 units of water transport, three cars, four refrigerators.
“In March this year sent to court a criminal case against members of criminal group, who had seized 800 carcasses of Russian sturgeon weighing more than 2 400 pounds — said Podsvirova. — Spring in the heart of the island’s Net Bank and Islands of the Volga-Caspian channel was detained canoe in which three residents of Dagestan seized 96 carcasses of Russian sturgeon weighing 320 pounds.” In may, security forces busted red-handed at the Astrakhan market “Selenskogo Isady” criminal group, seized it more than 100 carcasses of Russian sturgeon, 139 fragments of Beluga, stellate sturgeon, sterlet weighing almost half a ton. Preliminary damage to fish stocks amounted to more than three million rubles.
Thanking the representatives of law enforcement agencies for effective work, the Governor Alexander Zhilkin has appealed to the heads of districts. “Set before you the task: before the start of the fishing season to meet with heads of fishery subjects, explain to them the rules of the fishery, he said. Special attention is paid to the need for absolute control over the points of location of the receiving fleet, logistics, movement of watercraft in areas of fishing, set daily records for catches of fish”.
He recalled that from time immemorial in the Volga Delta from the fishermen was the ruler to measure the catch. “These standards catch need to know every fisherman in order not to be fined by the fisheries,” reminded the Governor the rules.
Alexander Zhilkin also appealed to the representatives of law enforcement agencies with a request to stop the illegal mining of cancers, especially in lakes and some grass-roots areas. “Year after year, networks pull everything, even small cancers, and sell them illegally in the markets, he said. Poachers and dealers should be strictly punished.”
According to the materials: astrobl.ru