VOSTOK Bay National Comprehensive Marine
Sanctuary was created in 1989 to preserve Vostok Bay biota for research,
development of the biological fundamentals of mariculture and organization
and development of mariculture plantations.
The 1.82 thousand hectare bay area is restricted by a line connecting Capes Peshchurov and Elizarov, and is subordinate to the Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences. Has a 500 m-wide sanitation zone from the waterline.
Dumping of pollutants and waste and mining of mineral resources are banned in the sanctuary. Prospecting and removal of marine organisms are subject to control. All movement of motor vehicles, camping, recreation outside specified zones, and destruction of vegetation shall also be prohibited.
Yu. BERSENEV, State Committee for Environment
Conservation of Primorye Territory.