FAS suggests to oblige the miners of crab to sell their products at the auctions

MOSCOW, February 16. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia proposes to oblige producers of crab to sell products on auction sites. This is stated in the message service. This will improve the situation on the primary markets of wholesale realization of extracted crab and to protect the interests of domestic consumers.

According to FAS, now most of the crab produced in the North and far East fisheries pools, exported on the domestic market is not more than 27% of the catch.

“Improvement of the situation on the primary markets of wholesale realization of the extracted (caught) crab could contribute to the introduction of regulations mandating the sale of crab products on auction sites”, – quotes the head of Department of control over construction and natural resources Department Vladimir Kudryavtsev.

It is also proposed to provide for the introduction of export licenses to prevent increase of prices on the domestic market.

“This practice would be useful to eliminate the market power of rabodonirina and protect the interests of domestic consumers,” – said Kudryavtsev.

Today in Russia already operates the Sakhalin fish market on an electronic platform “Sberbank-AST”. Trades take place without intermediaries. The regional authorities with the conduct of exchange trading with fish products at the first stage of the plan to ensure the regions of the Russian Federation in the framework of public procurement (kindergartens, army, schools, health institutions). The second stage is to move the centres of the fish trade with China and Japan to Sakhalin.

For the second phase in Korsakov will be created a logistics center with large fridges and ship repair workshops. Project cost – about 13 billion rubles.

Objectives of the project “fish stock” – to increase the flow of domestic fish products on the domestic market up to 90%, the income from fish export – not less than 25%. In addition, the project aims to provide transparent procurement prices and import substitution to 90% until 2018.