Our mission

The Sakhalin taimen - pride of our nature, a symbol of protection of water ecosystems and bioresources, a valuable component of sustainable development of the region. Our mission - to increase knowledge and to involve people in studying, restoration and preservation of populations of this unique fish.

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Catch-and-release principal

Gennady Yuryevich Zharkov, President of the Noncommercial  Partnership “Russian Salmon” about the catch-and-release principle:

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Simpatry of Sakhalin and Siberian taimens

The rivers of Sakhalin Northwest - the only thing in the world the place of simpatry Sakhalin and Siberian taimens.

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National names

The Sakhalin Ainu called the Sakhalin taimen of "Chirai", Hokkaido - "Obirame", Nivkhs - "Goy", Japanese - "Ito".

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News

Poachers on the Tunaicha Lake

In December 2022, the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Sakhalin Region in the water area of ​ ​  Tunaicha Lake stopped the illegal extraction of especially valuable aquatic biological resources by 5 persons who caught 17 copies of taimen, with a total weight of more than 50 kg.

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New article of Chinese genetics

A new article by Chinese geneticists has been published which presents the phylogeny of salmon fish based on the analysis of mitochondrial genomes.

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Article in the Sakhalin Museum Bulletin

The last issue of the Sakhalin Museum Bulletin in the past year is ready for publication, which contains an article by Sergei Makeev "On the Sakhalin Taimen Conservation Strategy".

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