At year-end catch of Russian fishermen will exceed 5 million tonnes
As reported in a press – service of Federal Agency for fisheries, Deputy Minister of agriculture of Russia – the head of Rosrybolovstvo Ilya Shestakov summed up the results of the year and told about the expected developments in pre-Christmas briefing with industry journalists.
As of mid-December, the Russian fishermen to keep up the pace of catch – increment to the previous year is 6%. “At the end of the year we will overcome the mark of 5 million tons. Our forecast is 5.05 million tons. It will be a record amount since 1992, when caught 5.6 million tons of fish,” – said Ilya Shestakov.
Such an impressive result was achieved largely thanks to Putin’s successful salmon in the far East. Produced over 676 thousand tonnes of Pacific salmon – the highest figure in the entire history of observations, despite the fact that most of the catch of salmon entered the domestic market, as stressed by Ilya Shestakov. Actively developing the fishery for sardine, true sardine, mackerel and saury. “In the past, a couple of years ago, we called these objects of the fisheries promising, now – just pelagic. Total catch amounted to 150 thousand tons – almost twice more than last year”, – said Ilya Shestakov. Scientists project that in the near future, the catch of sardines and mackerel can grow up to 1 million tons, which is comparable to that which produced the Soviet rybflot.
Commenting on the growth and plans for the development of fishery exports, the head of the Agency drew attention that in real terms there was a slight increase, but money is very tangible. There is a clear increase in the supply of products with high added value. So, a quarter of the proportion of fish fillet. According to head Rosrybolovstva, the trend will become stronger, because this year launched a large-scale program to upgrade production facilities of the fishing complex. Contracts for construction in the North and far East of Russia 33 ships and 18 plants.
Projects are implemented through the mechanism of state support of the quota for investment purposes. Until the end of the year will be signed agreements on the creation of 4 more factories in the far East, which will require investments of about 1 billion rubles, and all the objects 132 billion of New capacity will be commissioned in the next 3-5 years. At the beginning of the year we will complete the third phase of the distribution investovat. According to preliminary estimates, the remaining volumes will start construction of another 7 vessels.
Projects already implemented: launched three trawler commissioned in Kaliningrad Kamchatka fishermen, and one ship in Saint-Petersburg in conditions of the Northern basin. “In the near future it is planned the launching of modern crabber, which is based out of the program investovat. This suggests that our goal is reached – domestic shipyards are developing competencies for the construction of fishing fleet”, – said Ilya Shestakov.
Besides, Rosrybolovstvo and the Ministry develop a mechanism for updating small-and medium-duty fleet is primarily for those basins where the mechanism investcom not applicable. Is to support the fleet, traditionally employed in the coastal fishery, when the catch is mostly transported on land in fresh form for further onshore processing. The mechanism provides for payment of up to 25% compensation of the amount invested in the construction of the vessel immediately upon completion of field tests. Needs Western, Volga-Caspian and Azov-black sea and the Northern fishery basins are estimated at least 70 units of the fleet.
Answering questions of journalists, the head of the Agency noticed that the volume extracted by the Russian fishermen, 100% provide the domestic market and to further increase domestic supplies in the updated fisheries Act, laid the economic incentives to operate from 2019. The main change is the extension of the term of the contracts on securing a share of the quota from 10 to 15 years, the introduction of a single commercial space and the common quotas for the resource.
Previously, quotas for fishermen delimiting coastal and industrial, while in fact they are not much different. That is, “pribrezhka” did not meet the state goal – saturation of coastal regions fish. Now the fishermen are free to choose preferred kind of fishing – coastal or industrial. In addition, the simultaneous maintenance of both types of fisheries. When you choose coastal fisheries the fishery Manager gets an increase in quota and is committed to deliver the fish live, fresh or chilled in ports or places of discharge, which determines the appropriate region. The share of the coastal quota is calculated taking into account a multiplying factor of 1.2.
On coastal fisheries in 2019 received about 1.4 thousand filings. “If earlier the catches obtained in the coastal quota, frozen was exported, now, under the new concept, this is a feasible amount that will go to the domestic market for processing and further implementation”, – said Ilya Shestakov.
The head of the Agency also announced upcoming events. In 2019 in Saint-Petersburg will host the Third international fishery forum and Exhibition of fishing industry. This time the event will be held the day before our fisherman’s Day – July 11-12. Currently, preparation of the business program of the forum. A significant international event in 2019-2020 will be the world expedition training sailing fleet of the Agency, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the celebration of the anniversary of Victory in great Patriotic war. “Scheduled that trip around the world will involve all three of our sailing vessel “Sedov”, “Kruzenshtern” and “Pallada”. We are seriously preparing for this, Barki undergo a thorough repair. Now arranging ports of call, as scheduled wide international program”, – says Ilya Shestakov.
According to the materials: fishretail.ru