Khabarovsk police found in a truck stopped to check more than two tons of sturgeon, said on Tuesday GUMVD Far Eastern Federal District.
Because of the threat of extinction of Amur sturgeon and sturgeon ban on commercial fishing of these species. The catch is for research purposes only. One reason for the poor state of the population is poaching. In 2001, unauthorized catch reached 280 tons, and its scope was reduced to the present.
"Truck of the police stopped in the Southern District of Khabarovsk. In a wooden box, they found more than two tons of frozen sturgeon. Driver and passenger explained that they were promised 1.5 thousand rubles for the transport box that it is, did not know" — according to the information .
It is noted that this fact of review. Fish removed.
It is also reported that the illegal exploitation of sturgeon poachers foraged in the lower reaches of the Amur River in order to further the sale of species of fish, eggs, seafood in the western regions of the country and abroad.
In 2012, the Far Eastern Federal District, revealed more than 120 crimes related to illegal trafficking of water resources. The amount of material damage to the state, has made more than 660 million rubles.