Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Russian Salmon Fishery Certified Sustainable

A pink and chum salmon fishing operation on Russias Kuril Island was certified as sustainable by the Marine stewardship council. It is the first fishing operation in Russia to become certified and in doing so, the company Gidrostroy has committed conducting the fishery in a manner comensurate with the sustainable certification. That means working to minimize the impacts of hatchery releases on local wild stocks, among other things. See more information at the Wild Salmon Centers website.

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