Residents of Krasnoyarsk region town ask Putin to let them fish
Previously, recreational fishing was completely banned on the site of Yenisei, where the town of Igarka is located.
Residents of Igarka in the Krasnoyarsk region have made a video message to President Vladimir Putin asking him to allow them to fish legally. The appeal was published in a local public on the VKontakte social network.
Authors of the appeal said that they faced a complete ban on recreational fishing on the Yenisei. For many Igarka residents, fishing remains one of the few opportunities to feed their families. To intensify their message, the town residents arranged an appeal “Putin help Igarka!” on the river bank.
According to one of the authors of the message, Maksim Golozubov, in 2019, the “contract expired” for the Yenisei site, where it was possible to fish. Local residents do not know the exact reason for the ban. They sent a collective letter to the government of the Krasnoyarsk region, but it remained unanswered.
“Fishing is very important for us, as it helps our families. We do not ask for good roads, cheap utilities, free education, or good medicine. We just ask you to give us the opportunity to legally fish – namely, omul, which is not banned, and vendace, which we have in abundance,” Golozubov said. He added that town residents do not want to “violate and poach without a license.”
Taiga.Info cites another resident of Igarka, who said that since the ban came into force, the police and National Guard officers have been detaining those who are caught or suspected of fishing.
Video: Message to President Putin from residents of Igarka, Krasnoyarsk region