Fishermen invited to join the SRO
The idea of creating an industry self-regulatory organizations announced at the international fishery Congress the head of the Association of the fishing enterprises of Sakhalin region Maxim Kozlov. Thus the fishing community has been able to reduce administrative pressure.
Question about fishing self-regulatory organizations (SRO) raised in his speech at the XIII International Congress of fishermen, the President of the Association of fishing enterprises of Sakhalin region Maxim Kozlov. “The need to unite the law-abiding and socially otvetstvennosti enterprises in SRO overdue, he said. Such organizations are already well established in the construction industry.” To create a similar system in fisheries is necessary to connect the business community in the face of industry associations, the President said.
“In the relations between government and fishermen is the turning point associated with the change of “historical principle” the principle of auction distribution of quotas, – said Maxim Kozlov in an interview Fishnews after the meeting. The authorities argue that the fact that we do not participate actively in the life of the population does not saturate the internal market with fish in a sufficiently deep enough they are processed, resulting in low tax impact. So we’re really ready for the transition to a new relationship with the state.”
That the fishermen could take
According to the President of ARSO, a fishing community in the face of self-regulatory organizations willing to bear the additional burden of filling the domestic market of Russia available fish, the fight against IUU fishing, to ensure the quality and safety of food products. In addition, the SROs could take on the responsibility of creating new jobs and business conduct, responsible to the fishermen, trade unions, guaranteed wages and insurance against accidents of the fishery and production, said Maxim Kozlov.
What would you like to receive from the state
“We wish the government gave us part of the functions and powers of control, supervision and regulation, said the head of the Association. Fishing is the most heavily regulated industry. The number of auditors and inspectors in fisheries multiples higher than in other industries. To reduce this pressure, I propose to create SRO”.
For example, the control system of product quality HACCP at enterprises, in fact, duplicates the functions of Rosselkhoznadzor, according to the interlocutor Fishnews. “At the same time the Rosselkhoznadzor, in contrast to the HACCP, is a punitive body, and we ourselves are in control of – said Maxim Kozlov. – Reputation is so important for law-abiding companies, they will not produce defective products.”
Will it succeed?
Despite the additional burden, many companies will be interested in joining a SRO, to get rid of total control of public authorities, said the President of the Association. If this violation of law by such companies entail their exclusion from the self-regulating organization, he said.
“To implement the system of the SRO in the fishing industry, you need to make the appropriate amendments to the legislation on veterinary medicine, on fisheries, on the protection of rights of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, and in other documents, – said Maxim Kozlov. – The creation of an SRO fits in with the Declaration by President Vladimir Putin, the strategy of putting the whole system of control and supervision on the risk-based approach. Question about risk assessment we discussed at the IV Congress of workers of a fishery complex of Russia, reported the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev at his meeting with fishermen in Sakhalin and Murmansk. Open government has prepared a report to the Ministry about the need to introduce a risk-based approach in the fishing industry. So basically all the orders given, the movement in this direction has begun, we are required to engage in work and to give it movement speed”.
XIII international fishery Congress held in Vladivostok from 4 to 5 October.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru