Sakhalin taiga is full of surprises. If you stroll through this wilderness, then you can quite accidentally stumble upon a local burial ground. Heaps of impressive size, powdered with leaves, hide a hundred kilograms of ordinary salt, fish waste and other unexpected things. Tons of salt in forest caches. Who hides this good and why?
In Sakhalin caches, you can find not even hundreds, but tons of salt. One gets the feeling that these are some reserves that may be required in difficult times. Local residents even assume the worst: the war is coming, and then these stocks will be useful to the starving population. But, in fact, such bookmarks are made by poachers involved in the illegal extraction of red fish caviar in Sakhalin, which costs a lot of money in the store.
Poachers begin to prepare for the season in advance. They hide near the places of spawning pink salmon all the necessary equipment and equipment for fishing. Employees who struggle with illegal mining rarely want to go along old logging roads and therefore cannot always find a cache of supplies on time. In these caches poachers even hide provisions, which they then use during the fishing season.
Moreover, they pre-build small structures in the form of sheds, which then serve as their home and storage for the catch. Their disguise is sometimes so thorough that it’s difficult to quickly glance at what is more often a building. The fish inspectorate periodically finds such buildings, but most often this happens after the poachers have done their dirty deed.
Poachers immediately on the spot, in the Sakhalin taiga, break up small workshops for the production of fish delicacies, and waste from fish is covered with salt, which is also used during the production of illegal products. In order to make the fishing process faster and the workers of underground workshops always have running water, they build dams at the mouth of the river, which ensures uninterrupted, convenient water supply.
There are seasons when there are practically no fish. In this case, hidden salt and other things can be stored in the Sakhalin taiga by reptiles, waiting for a successful season. Clogging the game, they ruthlessly throw out tons of red fish, which simply rot in the forest and on the banks of the rivers. The sight is not for the faint of heart, and the fish inspectorate only shrugs and promises to invent more effective ways to suppress poaching.