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Beleaguered Beluga

Caviar poachers in the Caspian Sea get by with a little help from officials by Anna Badkhen OFF CHECHEN ISLAND, Russia–Something fishy was happening on the poachers’ motorboat. The stormy waves of the Caspian Sea muted the words that fishing inspector Kamil Surkayev exchanged with three poachers on their ragged skiff. The vessel’s deck was […]