Responce letter of RF MNR


A response letter to the appeal sent a month ago to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation came:

To First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation

  1. A. Tsyganov 125993 Moscow Bolshaya Gruzinskaya str., 4/6

Dear Konstantin Anatolyevich!

At the V environmental conference "Actual problems of the ecology of the Far East (in memory of Professor B. V. Preobrazhensky)," which was held in Vladivostok on March 29 - April 1, 2022, the issue of the current state and the need to take urgent measures to conserve the Sakhalin taimen was considered.

Limiting factors in relation to taimen are known - excessive catch (commercial and amateur). Taimen is caught by-catch during the fishing of Pacific salmon both in rivers and in the sea coast. First of all  it disappears from populated areas, where the press catch is especially high.

The conference participants appeal to the leadership of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia with a request to pay attention to the conservation of fish populations listed in the Red Book of Russia. The "Action Plan for the Implementation of the Strategy for the Conservation of Rare and Endangered Species of Animals, Plants and Mushrooms in the Russian Federation for the Period up to 2030 (III stage 2021-2030)," approved by order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia dated 08.12.2021  No. 53-R, completely lacks fish. The example of the Sakhalin taimen shows that a number of endangered fish species need urgent special protection measures. It is necessary that these species, like mammals and birds, fall into the "Action Plan," according to them conservation strategies or programs were drawn up and funding was found within the framework of the national program "Ecology."

We ask you to consider this issue both in relation to the Sakhalin taimen - an informal symbol of the protection of aquatic biological resources of the Russian Far East, and in relation to other endangered fish species.