Proposals of the Primorye fishermen will be discussed on the State Council

30 June 2015

Representatives of public organizations of fishermen from Japan, Republic of Korea, China, North Korea and Norway will traditionally attend the forum this year.

X International Fishery Congress which will be held in Primorye from 27 to 28 of August and will be devoted to the state regulation of exploitation of aquatic biological resources. It was announced by the director of the regional department of fishery and aquatic biological resources Alexander Perednya on the 29th of June during the press conference.

According to his speech, members of the Congress will not only share the experience but also prepare some proposals to be discussed at the high-ranked governmental meetings.
“The theme of the Congress was not chosen by accident – helding in September, the State Council will discuss urgent issues of fishery industry. During the forum, we will prepare proposals that will be discussed at the State Council. Today, the topics of round tables have identified. For example, the participants will discuss environmental, economic and social aspects of aquatic bioresources. One separated part of the discussion will be devoted to the Vladivostok porto-franco establishment”, – says the director of the department.

The president of the Association of Primorye Fishing Industry Companies Georgy Martynov said about the importance of the event for Primorye fishermen. He noted that the relevant industry issues that the forum participants raise during the discussions find their solutions.

“The upcoming Congress is the tenth in a row. It was preceded by various discussion platforms, where some issues of the fishing industry also were discussed. During the past 14 years of such discussions, we initiated a number of legislative amendments that have significantly improved the work of the whole fishery industry “- he says.

Georgy Martynov mentioned the certain example of 2004 year when the necessity of adoption a federal law on fisheries was discussed and then was accepted.

“Talking about the importance of upcoming Congress, its theme includes a wide range of issues that we have yet to solve,” – he says.

According to the chairman of the Public Expert Council of fisheries Alexander Vaskov, the annual Fishery Congress allows to share international experience between foreign delegations. This year the forum will be traditionally attended by representatives of the public organizations of fishermen from Japan, Republic of Korea, China, North Korea and Norway.

It should be noted that the IX International Fishery Congress, which took place on the 4th – 5 th of September in Primorye, was attended by over 600 people.

According to the Department of Fisheries of Primorsky Krai, 11 foreign delegations from Germany, Iran, Iceland, Canada, China, North Korea, South Korea, Lithuania, Norway, Singapore and Japan took part in the work of the Congress.

Also, businessmen from 18 regions of Russia have arrived to represent their interests at the Congress.

“Such attention of foreign partners and businessmen from all over Russia shows that Primorsky Krai today is really one of the main international platforms for establishing economic cooperations. As well as the prospect developing point of fishing industry “, – says the director of department Alexander Perednya.

The organizers of the Fishery Congress are the Federal Agency for Fishery, Primorsky Krai Administration, Pollock Catchers’ Association, Primorye Fishing Industry Companies.