Salmon fishing ground is gaining momentum: the increase was almost 20% - about 30 thousand tons were harvested
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 05:50 (GMT + 9)
By July 12, 2021, 29.6 thousand tons of Pacific salmon were harvested in the Russian Far East, which is 4.7 thousand tons or 19% more than in the same period of the cyclical year (for pink salmon - 2019, for other species - 2020 year). For the week, the increase in the catch of the Pacific amounted to 18.8 thousand tons.
Last week, pink salmon took the first place in terms of salmon production. Its catch reached 20.2 thousand tons, which is 20% higher than the indicator for the same period in 2019.
The main fishing area for pink salmon is the northeast of Kamchatka. Here, its average daily catch reaches 3.5 thousand tons. In addition, the pink salmon fishery is actively developing in the Magadan Region, in the Okhotsk District of the Khabarovsk Territory and in the Northern Kuriles.
The total catch of sockeye salmon reached 7.4 thousand tons, which is 19% higher than the level of its catch as of the reporting date last year. The most intensive fishery for sockeye salmon is in the Karaginskaya subarea. In addition, the West Kamchatka sockeye salmon and, first of all, the Ozernovskoe herd form good commercial performance.
The catch of chum salmon was about 1.8 thousand tons, which is 5% higher than the production volume on the same date. An increase in the rates of fishing for chum salmon is noted in Chukotka, in the Karaginskaya subzone and in western Kamchatka, as well as in the Northern Kuriles.
The catch of small species of Pacific salmon (coho salmon, chinook salmon and sima) totaled 316 tonnes.
The Kamchatka Territory remains the main area for salmon fishing in the Russian Far East
In Kamchatka, 26.2 thousand tons of Pacific salmon were caught (88% of the total catch in the Far East). In the Sakhalin and Magadan regions, the catch reached 2.1 thousand tons and 1.1 thousand tons, respectively (7% and 4% of the total catch in the Far East). In the rest of the Far Eastern regions, about 800 tons were mined.
A feature of 2021 is the long-term preservation of broken ice fields off the western coast of Anadyr Bay and in the west of the Sea of Okhotsk in the water area of the Akademiya Bay, which, on the one hand, restrains the rise in sea surface temperature (hereinafter - SST), and, on the other hand, ice fields interfere with fishing in the coastal area. Scientists note that last year, at week 28, there was a complete reddening of the sea ice.
The cyclonic activity last week was the reason for the significant cooling of surface waters. Vast sea areas with negative permafrost anomalies were located off the eastern and southwestern coasts of Kamchatka, near the Northern Kuriles, in the western part of the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as in the Amur estuary, along the southwestern coast of about. Sakhalin and northern Primorye. The most pronounced TMF anomalies were in the western part of the Anadyr Bay and in the area of the Shantar Islands.
Source: Press Service of Rosrybolovstvo, VNIRO