Onon River Basin fishing clubs are joining to create information network | WWF

Onon River Basin fishing clubs are joining to create information network



Posted on 15 January 2019
Therefore, they all agreed to establish a information network for the purpose of detecting environmental crimes.
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WWF-Mongolia collaborates the fishing clubs of Onon River Basin for 9 years. One of the many activities in this area is the meeting of fishermen club members. The meeting was held on November 14-20, 2018 in each of the 6 soums of Onon River Basin. During the meeting, the clubs presented their 2017-2018 reports and did their 2019 planning.
The fishermen's club have completed a lot of work for the past year. They have promoted local residents on the dangers of illegal fishing, while patrolling along the river banks. As a result, many cases have been identified. Despite the fact that they are working on reducing illegal fishing, they say that fish club members are concerned about non declined violations. Therefore, they all agreed to establish a information network for the purpose of detecting environmental crimes. The first step was to find reliable whistleblowers and discuss their compensation.
Additionally, members of Onon River Basin fishing clubs set-up signs along the Onon and Balj Rivers fishing grounds. Members of the fish club said they are confident they will improve the understanding of the fishing region. WWF-Mongolia experts not only met club members, they did training for local police and rangers on how to obtain fishing permission via online (EZAGAS.MN). This electronic permission system is being tested by WWF-Mongolia on Onon River.
 
Therefore, they all agreed to establish a information network for the purpose of detecting environmental crimes.
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