The Rise and Fall of the Shuya Salmon

The Shuya stock of Onega salmon used to be on Russias ‘red list’ and thus protected. But the famous fish was removed from the list 2004, and at first it was a success. In 2010, the total catch was – official figures – 100 tons. But since then it turned into a bad story.

There is almost no wild Shuya salmon left, and local authorities have not been able to reintroduce protection. Evgeniy Belyanchikov tells the story of the rise and fall of the Shuya stock of Onega salmon. His articles was published in Gubernija Daily as a three-part series on November 8, 9 and 10 2017.

Read the Russian originals – Part 1Part 2Part 3

Read the English abstract