01_Poachers-from-Primorye_documentary
Sea of Japan, Russia. A poacher throws a crab trap overboard.
Sea of Japan, Russia. Two poachers have moored their cutter in the harbour of Posyet and are sorting the caught crabs on board.
Prymorye, Russia. A poacher carries grave traps.
Village Posyet, Primorye, Russia. Every time the poachers come ashore with their prey, it is a welcome attraction for tourists and their children. A part of the catch will be sold to them immediately.
Village Posyet, Primorye, Russia. A poacher catches squid at night.
Village Posyet, Primorye, Russia. Cuttlefish are caught at night.
Primorye, Russia. A fish market in the village of Andreevka.
Primorye, Russia. An old combat dolphin station from Soviet times.
Spasseniya Bay, Primorye, Russia. A nature conservation inspector is preparing for a mission.
Nakhodka Bay, Primorye, Russia. The FSB officers on a raid.
Spaseniya Bay, Primorye, Russia During a control action, an inspector tries to expel his former colleague from the nature reserve because he is illegally there.
Pemzovaya Bay, Primorye, Russia. A nature conservation inspector closes a storage room.
Spaseniya Bay, Primorye, Russia The nature conservation inspector Anatoliy Tizkiy walks through the nature conservation post.
Spaseniya Bay, Primorye, Russia A nature conservation inspector recovers after a mission.
Primorye, Russia An inspector dismantles a North Korean boat to use as firewood.
Pemzovaya Bay, Primorye, Russia. A nature conservation inspector carries a waterproof box with the important documents to his nature conservation post.
Bay Pemzowaya, Primorye, Russia. A nature conservation inspector works at a border post in the evening.
Bay Pemzowaya, Primorye, Russia. A border guard fetches water to prepare dinner.
Bay Pemzovaya, Primorye, Russia. A border guard fetches sauerkraut and vegetables from the cellar.
Village Ryasanovka, Primorye, Russia. A man goes home. He lives by filling the poacher's breathing air bottles.
Ryazanovka village, Primorye, Russia. Men in a kitchen drink tea and talk.
Ryazanovka village, Primorye, Russia. A man on crutches enters his cutter with the help of his daughter.
Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan, Russia. A man in a boat meets the poachers in the sea, for whom he fills breathing air bottles.
Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan, Russia. An illegal diver hands over the captured scallops to his colleague.
Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan, Russia. The poachers store freshly caught scallops from one boat to another.
Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan, Russia. A poacher waits a boat for his colleague who catches scallops under the water.
Primorye, Russia A poacher takes his engine to a workshop and waits until it is repaired.
Village Ryazanovka, Primorje, Russia. A poacher recovers after working with his daughter. His main sources of income are sea cucumbers and scallops.
Krabbe Peninsula, Primorye, Russia. On the Krabbe peninsula an inspector guards a private maritime company. A man lights a flame in a gas stove.
Krabbe Peninsula, Primorye, Russia. On the Krabbe peninsula an inspector guards a private maritime company. A man is reflected in a mirror.
Hunchun, China. A Chinese shrimp seller sits at his workplace.
Hunchun, China. A man prepares seafood at the fish market. Most of the delicacies sold and prepared at the Hunchun fish market in China come from Russia.
Hunchun, China. A man prepares and sells seafood at the fish market. Most of the delicacies sold and prepared at the Hunchun fish market in China come from Russia.
A Chinese seller of Russian seafood makes herself up in a Hunchun market.
Hunchun, China. A man prepares seafood at the fish market. Most of the delicacies sold and prepared at the Hunchun fish market in China come from Russia.
A border guard observes the sea. In front of his house there is a gun.

Mass unemployment followed on from the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the very south-east of Russia, Primorye region (maritime), on the coast of the Sea of Japan nine out ten citizens live off marine poaching. Friendly relations between poachers and the police have been established since school years. The main consumers of sea food are China and North Korea. Cafes and restaurants are supplied with crabs and other delicacies mainly from Russia and nobody denies it and shrugs it off. Everyone knows the way millions of tons of poached and cooked sea creatures find themselves on Chinese plates.