Poachers continue to supply your favorite guns
Despite the ban on import of synthetic networks, they are still freely available and appear in the sentences on the facts of illegal catch. The problem drew attention in Primorsky Krai.
Seaside territorial administration Rosrybolovstva on July 25 held a meeting-discussion dedicated to legal practice. In particular, the question was raised about the use of synthetic polymeric networks.
The representative of the Association of Pollock Natalia Kazakova said that ADM analyzed the sentences on criminal cases of poaching handed down over the past three years. Almost all court rulings on the illegal production of salmonids provided that the offence is committed is prohibited fishing gear – network.
Thus, in 2015, the courts of the Kamchatka region reviewed and issued verdicts on 41 case under article 256 of the criminal code. Of them 39 cases appears synthetic jilkova network. Of the 22 criminal cases considered by courts of the Magadan region in 2015, in 14 cases, poaching was carried out using ilkovich networks. The same situation was observed in subsequent years.
“Today we have a curious situation where, despite the law, the synthetic network are imported into the country and freely sell to everyone”, – said Natalia Kazakova. She asked what measures the Agency to withdraw such fishing gear from circulation.
Head of territorial administration Andrey Ginkel recalled that the use of synthetic networks is limited by two legal acts: government decree banning their importation and fishing regulations. “De jure, we have a barrier to entry. Only customs can seize network, upon detection, according to the description, specified in the government decree. If find – seize. When we find network on water, we also seized”, – said the head of the TU.
According to Andrew Hinkel, the Federal fisheries Agency has repeatedly initiated the consideration of the bill prohibiting the implementation of synthetic networks in the territory of the Russian Federation. But each time the Ministry of economy and the Ministry rejected the proposal, seeing in it the obstacle to development of free business, said the head of territorial administration.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru