Fishing the Eg River, Mongolia 0 Comments

Fishing the Eg River, Mongolia

While fishing Mongolia’s Eg River, Mark releases a Eurasian giant trout, or taimen, the world’s largest salmonid (which includes both trout and salmon). Once found over large areas of Russia, Mongolia, and China, taimen are threatened by overharvesting and habitat destruction. These fish are fierce predators that sometimes chase their prey in packs, a practice that earned them the nickname “river wolves.” They can be enormous, with particularly large specimens reaching two meters in length. This riverine behemoth is revered by many Mongolian Buddhists as the child of an ancient river spirit.

About Mark Angelo

Mark Angelo, CM OBC hails from Burnaby, British Columbia and is an internationally-celebrated river conservationist, writer, speaker, teacher and paddler. He is the founder and chair of both BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, an event now embraced by millions of people in more than 70 countries. Now retired from teaching, Mark was appointed as the inaugural chair of the Rivers Institute at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and prior to that, was the long-time head of the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program at BCIT. Mark has received the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada (his country’s highest honour) in recognition of his river conservation efforts over the past four decades. Among his many other awards are the inaugural United Nations Stewardship Award and the National River Conservation Award. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University for his river conservation work both locally and globally. Mark has paddled close to 1000 rivers around the globe, perhaps more than any other individual.

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