The film tells about the everyday life of fish inspectors on the island of Monkey in the Volga Delta.
Gulls fly over the water in the Volga Delta.
A ship sails by.
View of the coastal locality.
The vessel of fish inspectors passes by a thicket of reeds in one of the branches of the Volga.
Types of Monkey island.
Fishing nets are being dried.
The reeds bend in the wind.
Tree branches in the wind.
Waves break on the shore.
There is a dog with puppies, a man takes one of the puppies, stroking it.
Persons of employees of the fish Inspection post.
Cleaning fish and chopping wood.
The faces of the inspectors.
Inspectors cook fish soup over a fire.
Men eating at the table, the faces of the Diners.
Fish inspectors are preparing to go out on patrol, checking their personal weapons.
One of the inspectors is wrapping footcloths around his feet.
Men go to the boat.
Fishing Patrol on the route.
Chief inspector N. V. Gladchenko on Board a boat while patrolling a section of the river, oncoming vessels on the Volga.
Patrol sails along one of the channels, types of channels.
The patrol approaches the boat in the reeds, the man in the boat greets the inspectors.
The inspector looks through binoculars.
Verification of documents for the counter catch from the fishermen.
Inspection of fishing gear, the faces of the inspectors and fishermen.
The inspector and the fishermen light up and talk.
Checking the size of the fish caught at the next point.
Setting up a fishing net in one of the lights from the stern of the boat.
Extraction of the net with the catch using a winch.
The inspector talks with fishermen from the fishing collective farm.
Tired inspector at the side of the boat.
A man and a woman are sailing in a motor boat loaded with hay.
A fish protection boat is sailing along the Bayou.
The boat is approaching the island of Monkey.
One of the inspectors on the shore walks with the dogs.
Dogs near the shore.
Maintenance of engines and other material parts of boats.
Inspectors pull nets ashore and hang them out to dry.
Locations: Astrakhan region 
Seasons: Autumn 
Session of radio communication between the inspection posts of the fish Supervision, radio operators call each other.
Transfer of information about the detention of poachers, with a list of names and positions (synchronously), the names of the detained poachers in the duty log.
Inspectors watch the news on TV, the faces of the inspectors.
Members of the patrol are sent to the night detour sections of the river.
The fish protection boat goes along the night channel.
Inspectors inspect the area with an electric torch.
Search and detain another poacher.
The poacher excuses himself, covers his face with his hands.
The inspector examines the net found with the catch.
Form of the Protocol of detention and inspection.
The patrol continues to inspect the river, highlighting the path with a flare.
Views of the night river, a panorama of reeds.
Patrol in a night ambush.
Footprints on the beach sand.
A poachers ' boat found in the reeds, with a tangled net and fish in it.
The inspector retrieves the net thrown by the poacher from the water.
The inspector takes the fish out of the net and releases it back into the river.
Detection and extraction of poaching nets from the water.
Hook tackle prohibited for fishing.
The inspector removes the fish caught on a hook tackle from the water, frees it.
A fish with its belly cut open and caviar extracted lies in the reeds.
Inspectors pick up the fish carcass and carry it to the boat.
A fish with its belly ripped open in the water near the shore.
The beginning of a storm on the Volga, the inspectors ' faces, wet from the rain.
View of the Volga in the rain.
Night Volga landscape.
House of the fish protection post on the island of Monkey.
Inspectors move fishing nets and gear confiscated from poachers to the shore and put them in a pile.
Networks are doused with gasoline.
Burning of confiscated nets, inspectors look at the fire.
The face of one of the inspectors.
Locations: Astrakhan region 
Seasons: Autumn