Scientists study fish in Hatanga river
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Scientists study fish in Hatanga river

August 24, 2022

The data will help substantiate the recommended catch amount.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Fisheries and Oceanography All-Russian Research Institute (VNIRO) Krasnoyarsk branch’s expedition began work in the remote area of ​​the Hatanga river. This is the largest water body in the Arctic east of the region.

There are 33 fish species in the Hatanga and its tributaries. Valuable commercial species include vendace, omul, muksun, nelma, taimen and char.

According to the VNIRO’s press service, experts will study the state of stocks and the habitat of fish in two months. In the 60-80s of the last century, at the peak of production, up to 1200 tons of fish were caught annually in the river. Today, the fish is the Taimyr nomads food.

The information obtained will help substantiate total allowable catch and recommended catch for the coming year.

Earlier, experts discussed how to return the northern and Far Eastern fish to the Russians’ tables. They promised to make domestic fish and seafood available. This Is Taimyr also told that Nornickel helped to count the Arctic Ocean inhabitants.

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Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko and the Nornickel Polar Division’s press service

August 24, 2022

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