Krasnodar, 29 March – Yug Times. There are too many supervisory agencies charged with the duty to protect the aquatic bioresources of the region. Due to poor coordination between them, the unique areas are gradually falling into decay.
A field session of the regional Security Council held last week in Primorsko-Akhtarsk discussed the ways to tackle the problem.
The Yug Times has asked Aleksandr Biriukov, rayon deputy and member of the regional fish reserves protection taskforce, to comment on the event.
“During the session, I found out that the upper echelons of power had finally understood that only a severe restricted regime and extensive amelioration of the water bodies may help restore the aquatic bioresources. What is needed to achieve it is certain efforts, money, and first of all political will and desire to put things in order/
“Knowing perfectly well the Soviet experience of fishery inspection and keeping an eye on today’s work of fishery conservation structures, I put a negative evaluation to the activity of the coastguard. They have many inspectors on the staff, well-equipped boats and special appliances, but the efficiency of their work is extremely low.
“Speaking at the session, I gave the following example: over this year’s warm winter with hardly any ice covering the sea, I had not observed a single coastguard’s cutter from October until February patrolling the area - while poachers, on the contrary, were running the show.
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