Okhotsk sea. Tour to Sakhalin Island. Sakhalin Island tour. Trip to Sakhalin Island. Russia.
WELCOME TO SAKHALIN ISLAND
ABOUT SEA OF OKHOTSK
Though the Sea of Okhotsk off the eastern coast of Russia is almost entirely
covered in ice during the winter months, it is one of the most productive marine
environments in the world during the late spring and summer months. During the
summer, commercial fisheries originating from as far away as Poland ply these
waters for walleye pollock, flounder, herring, Pacific salmon, halibut, Pacific
sardine, Pacific saury, cod, capelin, sand eel, smelts, crab, and shrimp.
The seas, washing the coast of Sakhalin, and the Kuril
Islands, are among the most productive areas of ocean in the world. This basin
is RussiaТs largest fishing ground. Many valuable species of food fish thrive
in these waters: salmon, herring, flounder, mackerel, cod, rasp, and halibut,
and they account for 90 % of the annual catch.
Among the regionТs richest biological resources is the
Pacific Salmon of several varieties, including: hunchback salmon, Siberian
salmon, sima, and red salmon.
The shelf of Sakhalin and the Kuril islands is favorable for
the harvesting of crab, shrimp, bivalve, and mussels. Squids are also taken when
they enter the Tatar Channel during the summer season.
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