Chukotka Autonomous district is located on the Chukchi Peninsula and the adjacent part of Eurasia, covering the Chukchi Upland and Anadyr plateau. It is washed by the East Siberian, Chukchi and Bering seas. The district borders with the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Magadan region and Kamchatka krai. Chukotka is separated from the Alaska by the Bering Strait.


There are many essential ecological freshwater lakes in Chukotka. For example, the largest lake in Chukotka is the Krasnoe, which is also the largest on the territory of the Anadyr lowland. It occupies a vast natural cavity in the lower reaches of the Anadyr River. The width of the reservoir is 15 km, and the length is 35 km. The area is 458 square km. In the waters of the Krasnoye Lake you can catch a pike, in summer – smelt, chum and pink salmon. Beluga comes after the ice clearance.

Fish-growing period of different ciscos, including whitefish, nelma and chir takes place. Other well-known lakes of Chukotka Autonomous district are the large lagoon-fjord Pekulnei lake in the Anadyr lowland and the Lake Elgygytgyn. The Pekulneyskoe is also a very large lake, with an area of ​​435 km. It is separated from the Bering Sea by spits. A large number of sockeye salmon and whitefish live here, including spawning period. Chukotka Autonomous district is famous for large volumes of fisheries – for its control and support, the Federal Target Program for Social and Economic Development has been created. Salmonids such as chum salmon, sockeye salmon, chinook salmon and pink salmon spawn here, what accounts for good fishing in Chukotka.


For hunters Chukotka provides an opportunity to get moose, reindeer, brown bear, sable, lynx, wolf, ermine, fox. Hunting is prohibited for some animals, including a polar bear, bighorn, weasel, black-capped marmot, swan, white goose, emperor goose, black goose, all species of eider duck, mallard, killer whale, shoveler, harlequin duck, Baikal teal, garganey, Canadian crane, all species of gulls, cormorants, day-old birds of prey, owls, woodpeckers, cuckoos, songbirds and other useful birds.