Hunting and Fishing

Fishing on the rivers of Kamchatka

The Kamchatka Peninsula is riddled with 15,000 streams and rivers, so it should come as no big surprise that fisheries catch several million tonnes of fish in the peninsula’s neighbouring seas every year. Kamchatka’s wealth can truly be measured in scales — all types of Pacific salmon: Pink salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, Chinook salmon, masu salmon and even char and rainbow trout flock to its waters in order to lay their eggs. And what an attraction this is to fishing aficionados from all over Russia! Here the beautiful and dramatic picture of Pacific salmon life takes place right in front of their eyes with the fish leaving the ocean, valiantly fighting against the strong currents in rivers and streams to return to the place where they themselves were born to lay their eggs and, unfortunately for some, be caught.

Director Igor' Chernyshev

Year 2015

Duration 00:26:18

Director Igor' Chernyshev

The Kamchatka Peninsula is riddled with 15,000 streams and rivers, so it should come as no big surprise that fisheries catch several million tonnes of fish in the peninsula’s neighbouring seas every year. Kamchatka’s wealth can truly be measured in scales — all types of Pacific salmon: Pink salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, Chinook salmon, masu salmon and even char and rainbow trout flock to its waters in order to lay their eggs. And what an attraction this is to fishing aficionados from all over Russia! Here the beautiful and dramatic picture of Pacific salmon life takes place right in front of their eyes with the fish leaving the ocean, valiantly fighting against the strong currents in rivers and streams to return to the place where they themselves were born to lay their eggs and, unfortunately for some, be caught.