The Ministry of natural resources considers inappropriate construction rabochego channel in the Kronotsky nature reserve
In a letter to Sergey Shoigu, says environment Minister Dmitry Kobylkin.
May 21 2019 18:49
In February, on the Kamchatka Peninsula began to actively discuss the construction of a canal from lake kronotskiy to the Pacific ocean and the lake fisheries. According to the administration of the Kronotsky reserve, for these are the fishermen.
The President of the RGS Sergei Shoigu, then responded to the concerns of scientists, environmentalists and the public. “In case of realization of a negative scenario of development of ecological situation in connection with construction on the territory of the Kronotsky state reserve of the Russian fishway reservation may incur significant financial and image damage,” he said in a letter addressed to the Minister of natural resources and environment.
In a reply to Dmitry Kobylkin, which has received the RHS, it is emphasized that the Ministry of natural resources and environment the construction of the canal was considered unnecessary. According to him, “this project carries significant environmental risks, its implementation could lead to a “contamination” of the gene pool and substantial reduction in the number of sockeye salmon and trout” in the Kronotsky lake and river Kronika”.
About this position in the Ministry, said a long time ago. In particular, when it became known about the intention to build rybody channel, the staff of the Ministry of environment reported by TASS: “construction of the fishway may lead to environmental disaster. Happens earliest in the lake is not only sockeye, but other species of Pacific salmon and char, which will begin to compete for spawning area with endemic fish. In addition, the lake will get specific, alien to the current ecosystem of parasites and microorganisms. Fauna, which existed for 12 thousand years in isolation will be extremely sensitive to new diseases.”
In the present letter, Dmitry Kobylkin also spoke about the results of the meeting, which was held in December 2018 with the participation of expert and scientific organizations on the possible prospects of construction rabochego channel on the river kronotskaya. Among the risks the implementation of this project, the experts noted the loss of endemic fish species listed in the Red books of Kamchatskiy Krai; damage to the unique ecosystem of the reserve and other negative consequences.