“The judicial board decided to leave the verdict of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court unchanged,” the judge said.

On May 31, the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk court partially satisfied the lawsuit of three Sakhalin public organizations regarding the Federal Fisheries Agency, declaring the extraction of the caught mammals illegal.

However, the court did not support the allegations of inaction made by the plaintiffs to Rosprirodnadzor. In July, animal rights activists appealed on this part of the sentence.

Later, Rosrybolovstvo filed a complaint. The verdict issued by the city court in relation to the Federal Agency for Fishery fully satisfied the plaintiffs.

The situation with the “whale prison” became resonant after reports appeared about preparations for the illegal sale of red book killer whales from Russia to China.

Currently, all killer whales and part of the beluga whales have been released from Srednyaya Bay.