The government has created a Commission on development of the fisheries industry

MOSCOW, December 29. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the establishment of the government Commission on development of the fisheries industry. Relevant document posted by on the website of the Cabinet.

“The Commission is created to ensure coordinated actions of Federal and regional Executive authorities on the development and implementation of unified state policy in the field of fisheries and aquaculture (fish farming),” said the government.

Among the issues to be addressed by the Commission the draft programmes for fisheries development, questions of its innovative development, proposals for development of insurance and other.

The composition of the Committee will be approved by the government of the Russian Federation.

Regulation of fisheries

The Prime Minister also signed a decree on measures to implement the national plan of action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal and unregulated fishing.

National plan of action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing was approved by the government on 25 December 2013. It provides, inter alia, strengthening control over the turnover of catches, the establishment of a system of traceability of catches, the introduction of electronic log books and electronic signatures of captains of vessels, the strengthening of administrative and criminal sanctions against violators. Signed by order approved the list of measures for the implementation of this plan, defines the deadlines and responsible for their implementation bodies.

“The Ministry of agriculture annually before March 15, submit to the government of the Russian Federation report on implementation of measures under the list, and (if necessary) proposals for the revision of the list”, – stated in the order.

According to the list of measures aimed, in particular, to reduce the number of violations of the legislation on fishery and preservation of water biological resources; the automation of processes for issuing and obtaining permits for extraction of water biological resources, providing and obtaining accurate reporting data of organizations of the fisheries industry on volumes of mining and production of fish and other products; conduct state monitoring of the activities of the Russian fishing vessels; confirmation of the legal origin of catches of aquatic biological resources and products exported from Russia and imported into it.