Boatless Fish Cop Fights Poaching On Kyrgyzstan's Lake Issyk-Kul
Inspector Adilet Imanbekov is a man with a mission: Warding off poachers from the 28 species of fish in Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk-Kul, the world’s second-largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. But the government has not given Imanbekov a boat for this mission. He relies on help from others. And the poachers, often locals with few options for viable work, are persistent. Asia 360° host Adilet Bektursunov took to the waters with Imanbekov to experience this battle firsthand.