Siberian trout included in the Red Book

Siberian taimen — rare fish of the salmon family, living from the Urals to the Far East, is included in the category of "vulnerable" the Red Book, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

"An international team of scientists released a report on the status of trout, the most famous of which is the kind of Siberian taimen (Hucho taimen). Currently, all five species of trout on the list of species in danger of extinction, and the first Siberian trout appear in the category" vulnerable " — said in a statement.

According to the coordinator of the marine program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Zgurovsky Constantine, the greatest concern inspire the population status of the Siberian taimen in the Angara and Yenisei.

"Boguchanskaya HPP is a serious threat to fish stocks Angara as flooded small tributaries, where it breeds trout and other valuable fish species, water quality decreases due to the decomposition of flooded timber. Situation is exacerbated by a growing poaching, as with any construction, including dams , more and more people have access to wild places, "- said the expert RIA Novosti.

In this Zgurovsky noted that the construction of the hatchery problem is not solved.

"Rather, it is necessary to invest in a full-scale anti-poaching, monitoring, and enforcement of environmental law than in artificial reproduction. Quite often investments in the construction of Fisheries does not give the desired effect, and with the increased poaching only feed the poachers in the nearby villages, and also serves as a screen for activities harmful aquatic resources and nature as a whole ", — concluded the expert.

Taimen — the oldest in the world, freshwater fish, which is also the most powerful in the rivers. Reaches two meters in length, the life expectancy exceeds 30 years. It occurs from the Urals to the Far East. In Russia in the Red Book includes Siberian taimen (Hucho taimen) and Sakhalin taimen (Hucho perryi).

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