Sport Fisherman on the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka

Sport Fisherman on the Zhupanova River, Kamchatka


Sport Fishers for Salmon ConservationNews & Program Updates

Sportfishers promote sustainable management of Russian salmon rivers.

Moscow - - The goal of the international conference “Sport Fishing, Watershed Management and Salmon Conservation in Russia” held last February was to share experiences among resource users, tour operators and other stakeholders to unite efforts toward the sustainable management of salmon rivers. For the first time, an open discussion took place about new ways for Russians to manage salmon rivers that combine implementing low-impact sport fishing and the conservation of salmon biodiversity.

More than 60 people came to share experiences of river management and sport fishing among different salmon regions of Russia: Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, the Kola Peninsula, and Karelia. In attendance were fishing lease-holders, tour operators, scientists, fishermen and NGO representatives, providing a variety of perspectives to the conference.

The conference was hosted by the Russian Salmon Fund with the support of the Wild Salmon Center, River Ponoi Ltd, LottaOlt LLC, and the organizers of the international Fishing and Hunting in Russia Exposition.