Fishing from 1 January of the following year, which left up to 90 days will be suspended
In the course of the all-Russian selector meeting of the Management of science and education of the Federal Agency for fisheries informed the public that the terms of the environmental impact assessment total allowable catches and their adjustments are not met. This means that there is an emergency.
The total allowable catch or TAC is a fundamental indicator for the industry. Every fisherman, every fisheries company in Russia, owns the quota to fish or other aquatic biological resources, expects this figure to see what proportion of this ODA is allowed to catch next year to make plans to, eventually, start actually fishing from 1 January. This is a fundamental thing for the industry. No TAC, no fishing will not start.
This year the fishermen were left without an ODE!
Due to the large, rather unprecedented number of comments from the Rosprirodnadzor to the materials prepared by the Agency, orders on carrying out the state ecological expertise was issued by the relevant Department of Rosprirodnadzor with unacceptable delay. For example, in the far Eastern Federal district – 17, 18, 19 September. At the same time examination for the following ODE, 2019 installed for two months and another month for adjustments to TACs. That is, for the New year have not kept pace.
In dry bureaucratic language that follows. State ecological expertise of the TAC in 2019 cannot be executed in the terms established by the decree of the government of the Russian Federation of July 25, 2009, № 531 “On the determination and approval of General admissible catch of water biological resources and its change”, until October 1 of the current year. This will lead to the absence of the Agency opportunities for timely distribution of quotas of extraction (catch) of aquatic biological resources and issuance of permits within the regulatory period and, accordingly, to stop fishing for most species of aquatic biological resources from 1 January 2019.
Needless to say that the failure of the timing of the examination entails substantial losses of the enterprises of the fisheries industry, primarily in the Pollock fishery and a number of fish in the coastal fishery? Moreover, these losses can not be replenished even during the subsequent operation due to the limited time fishing in the winter. Needless to say that this Christmas gift from the Agency will not add to the holiday culinary and diversity on already scarce fish counters?
The only thing that somehow justifies the officials is their extraordinary workload. The Agency over the past year were so fascinated by the organization of auctions in the industry, that being said, hands do not reach the performance of direct functions.
Conducting of the state ecological examination and adjustment of the TACs of a number of field facilities will end no earlier than October 16. Edition of orders of Ministry of agriculture and Rosrybolovstvo on the distribution of quotas of extraction (catch) of water biological resources between users will take place within three to four weeks. And they still have to publish!
Of course, given the emerging state of emergency, officials now began to stir, but simple in the fishery will come guaranteed.
Who will be responsible for millions in losses for forgone tax revenue, for unpaid wages? Who will answer for this mess?
Now in government, the President will fly, as usual, for the treatment of all coastal regions, indignation, resentment. (we note parenthetically that it is necessary, for example, Oleg Kozhemyako before the election?!) Questions are actually a lot there. But the question of when and how the officials will fly out of their comfortable chairs, the same principle for the industry, as well as the formation of the TAC according to government regulations.
In fact, such complaints, disturbances, anger and demands over the past year, has accumulated a lot. I will mention only the recent. National Association of fishermen appealed to the audit chamber of the Russian Federation with a request to assess the effectiveness of state management in the fisheries sector. President VARPE Herman Zverev has sent to the Chairman of the joint venture of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin request openly to perform technique of an estimation of efficiency of state management in the fisheries sector, which use Federal agencies, and financial and economic risks of legislative instability. “In the last 3-4 months the actions of the government of the Russian Federation in the regulation of the fisheries industry are all signs of “regulatory chaos” – quotes the letter of the German Zverev, the press service of VARPE on your website.
Alexander Savelyev, head of the Information Agency for fishery
According to the materials: eastrussia.ru