Fishermen talk about barriers to export development

12 September 2019

Participants in the XIV International Fishery Congress will discuss how to increase the return on work in foreign markets, said Georgy Martynov, President of the Association of Primorye Fisheries Enterprises.

“The discussion of the development of export of fish products is becoming especially relevant in the light of the May Decree of the President of Russia. By 2024, only Primorye enterprises plan to increase the supply of fish and seafood up to $ 2 billion a year. Now we need to discuss what impedes the development of exports. It depends not only on the fishermen”, – Georgy Martynov told Fishnews.

The president of the association is preparing to raise at the meeting the issue of supplies of chilled and live fish, and the operation of border crossing points at the state border. Georgy Martynov drew attention to cases where, due to an insufficiently flexible schedule of checkpoints, products became unusable and suppliers suffered serious losses.

The organizers of the congress expect that the meeting will be attended by the heads of large fishing companies, industry leaders, and governors of the main fish regions.

“We expect that our colleagues from abroad will be widely represented at the congress – their high interest in our industry was noticeable at the St. Petersburg forum. I think the congress will be representative and, as always, interesting, will be held in a constructive business environment and end with the adoption of a resolution on issues relevant to our fishermen”, – the President of the ARPP emphasized.

Participation in the congress can be reported by e-mail or by phones of the department 8 (423) 240-28-82, 8 (423) 240-29-00.

The organizers of the congress are the Administration of Primorsky Krai, the Association of Primorye Fisheries Enterprises (ARPP), the Pollock Catchers Association (ADM), the Far East Crab Catchers Association, the Far Eastern Association “Aquaculture”, and the Fishnews media holding.