June 2, 2023

Photo: Border Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Rostov Region

Border detail on the coastal strip in the area x. Rogozhkino, Azov district, Rostov region, five Russian citizens were detained for poaching. They sailed on two small boats and used electric fishing rods. This was reported by the press service of the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia in the Rostov region.

Boats, illegal fishing gear and fish (pelengas, bream, crucian) were confiscated from would-be fishermen. Damage to aquatic biological resources amounted to more than 1.3 million rubles.

The issue of initiating a criminal case under Art. 256 of the Criminal Code of Russia. The maximum penalty under this article is imprisonment for up to 5 years.

As told in the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, electric fishing rods and electric fishing rods used by poachers have a detrimental effect on the ecology of reservoirs and its inhabitants (invertebrates, benthos, zooplankton, etc.).

As a result, fish and eggs die, the fry may experience spinal curvature and other injuries. Surviving fish may subsequently have no offspring. It will take years for the ecosystem to recover.

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