Scientists have tracked the salmon of the Amur river from the air
The specialists of the TINRO-Center and VNIRO circled the Amur river basin. We evaluated the approaches on salmon migration routes to spawning sites, as well as the situation on the spawning grounds and fishing areas.
The research was conducted within the framework of scientific cooperation between Federal Agency subordinated to the institutions that provide scientific and information support of salmon fishing. Research flights were attended by the heads of the two research organizations – the Director of the TINRO-Center Alexei, Vitalyk and Director of VNIRO Cyril Kolonchin.
As reported Fishnews in the press service of the Pacific research fisheries center, scientists examined the stretch of river from the confluence with the Amgun, including the Lower and Middle Amur, and the Maritime section of the Sakhalin Gulf from the estuary up to Rybkowski on Sakhalin, part of the Ayano-Shantarsky area. Research staff noted that the approaches of salmon on the migration routes to spawning sites has already begun. On the spawning grounds and fishing areas, the experts assess the situation as satisfactory and expected. As predicted, there is a good generation of salmon. This year, the pink salmon is small in size but big in record numbers.
During overflights conducted by the researchers also assessed the effectiveness of changes in fishing regulations: restrictions intended to reduce fishing pressure on the stocks of salmon of the Amur. The research group continues work in the area of the Amgun river. The full results of the study, the researchers will present in the near future.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru