The FAS has prepared for the fishing industry
As, in the opinion of the government, we need to develop competition in the fishing industry and how it intersects with existing work in material Fishnews.
The government approved the plan of measures on development of competition in 2018-2020 in the economy of the Russian Federation (a road map). The document was prepared by the Federal Antimonopoly service. One of the areas fishing industry.
In terms of competition embedded clauses on the return to auctions in the allocation of quota shares. Provides that departments should prepare the changes that will allow you to redistribute 50% of the volume of quotas of extraction of a crab, previously distributed according to historical principle, the auction in electronic form. This is the task the government has set the Ministry of agriculture, Rosrybolovstvo and FAS.
The plan also provides that these agencies will develop proposals on the mechanism “selection based on specified criteria and on a regular basis (every 3-5 years) part of the quota previously distributed on the “historical principle” allocation, which would be provided by carrying out of auction in electronic form”.
It is planned to analyse existing user, including group entities, total share of quotas, to identify those who have more than 35% of the total quota. According to the authors of the document, it will help to protect the market from monopolization.
All these items relate to the direction “Improvement of the procedure for granting the right of use of aquatic bioresources”, the correspondent of Fishnews. This same unit includes the unification of trading in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. It is proposed to transfer auctions and tenders in the format of electronic auctions. An exception is made for fishing grounds that are provided for traditional fishing indigenous fishing and fish-breeding sites with expired validity of previously concluded by results of competition of contracts.
Recall that according to the law from January 2019 instead of the concept of “fishing area” will be used “fishing area”. It is provided for the implementation of the industrial fishery in internal waters of the Russian Federation, except for internal sea waters. The exception is the production of anadromous species. In this case, the plot will be allocated in the internal waters and the territorial sea. The law also provides for the allocation of sites to traditional fishing indigenous peoples and the organization of sports-Amateur fishery.
Another event roadmap – development and establishment of a transparent and competitive procedure for the access of Russian users of water biological resources in the areas of international treaties. Federal law, government decision and ordered the Ministry of agriculture on the subject in the Cabinet forward in 2019.
Little space fairs and aquaculture
However, the road map includes other areas. The second unit is “Measures aimed at reduction of prices on fish products”. Here, the authors stated the need for the creation in Russia of conditions for comprehensive development of commercial aquaculture. This definition of potential areas of water bodies and types of FBG sensors suitable for such activities in all fisheries in pools, all fish sections on electronic auctions, the development of feed production.
Note that now in Russia is already developing the distribution system of fish-breeding plots through e-auction. The order of the auctions in a form fixed by the RF Government decree of February 22, 2018 No. 185.
Also to increase the availability of fish products, according to FAS, will participate in the development of regular fairs and other infrastructure, multi-format retailers. In addition, these sites must be available on nondiscriminatory terms and conditions to those who directly produces fish and produces fish products.
Responsible for the direction of the Ministry of agriculture, Ministry of industry and trade, Ministry of economic development, FAS, the regional authorities. A report on the government waiting times in six months.
In the road map included and “development of complex of measures aimed at increasing the supply of aquatic biological resources and products thereof on domestic market and increase exports of products with high added value.” Here the responsible executors – Ministry of agriculture, Ministry of industry and trade, Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of Finance and FAS.
About barriers without specifics
Another event – participation in system development of organised trading of aquatic bioresources and products of their processing. For the implementation of this sector responsible Ministry of agriculture, Rosrybolovstvo and Federal Antimonopoly service. It is expected that the result will be launched and will develop exchange trading.
The next priority area “Measures to remove administrative barriers in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture”. Every six months the government must be sent the report on removing administrative barriers in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture. Responsible – Ministry of agriculture, Rosrybolovstvo, FAS, FSB, FCS, the Ministry of transport. In this case what about the barriers in question in the document is not specified.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru