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The leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Government of Kamchatka discussed administrative barriers in the fisheries complex
The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Fedorov, held a working meeting on the development of the fisheries complex of Kamchatka, the press service of the head of the region reported. The meeting was attended by the first vice-governor of Kamchatka Krai Dmitry Latyshev, the deputy chairman of the government of Kamchatka krai Vladimir Galitsyn, the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Kamchatka krai Valery Raenko, representatives of federal and regional departments, as well as fish producers.
The main topic of the meeting was administrative barriers that hinder the development of the fishery complex not only in Kamchatka, but also in other regions of the Far East. The position of the regional authorities on these issues was presented by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of Kamchatka Krai - Minister of Fisheries Vladimir Galitsyn. According to him, at present, a serious obstacle to the development of the fishery complex is the problem of imperfection of federal legislation in terms of regulating issues of repeated crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation by fishing vessels. This issue was repeatedly raised by the authorities of the Kamchatka Territory at meetings of various levels, but so far it has not been resolved.
“We believe that it is necessary to amend the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 560. This document does not take into account the possibility of obtaining permits for repeated crossing of the state border by vessels that not only fish for biological resources, but also accept, process, transport and store catches and products from them, - Vladimir Galitsyn said. "It is proposed to speed up the adoption of the federal law on amending the law on the suppression of the state border of the Russian Federation in terms of introducing direct rules providing for the crossing of the state border by notification of the vessels of the fishing fleet by analogy with the vessels engaged in merchant shipping."
Separately, the deputy chairman dwelled on the situation connected with the transit passage of fishing vessels through the First Kuril Strait (located between Shumshu Island and Kamchatka Peninsula). Since 1 January transit passage through this strait is forbidden. Thus, ships that follow from the west to the east coast of Kamchatka and in the opposite direction have to go through the 4th Kuril Strait, which lies to the south (between the islands of Onekotan and Paramushir).
“The various costs of one large-tonnage vessel, which has to go through additional 200 miles, amount to about 3 million rubles per day. Considering that companies have several vessels, they are forced to spend huge amounts of money, ”Vladimir Galitsyn emphasized. “Moreover, all these costs ultimately fall on the shoulders of consumers, since users are forced to include these costs in the price of fish products that are sold to our compatriots.”
Vladimir Galitsyn also spoke about the problems that have arisen with the delivery of fish products to the territory of the coastal subject. According to the regional authorities, the controlling authorities ambiguously interpret the current legislation, which allows the "riparian" to produce products on ships. The controlling authorities believe that such products are catch and should be obligatory delivered to the territory of the relevant coastal entity.
"We have cases when a ship enters the port, unloads the products onto the pier, and then loads it back and then exports it outside the Kamchatka Territory," said Vladimir Galitsin. - In Kamchatka, a significant amount of fishing is coastal fishing, about 270 thousand tons. Most of the products are delivered to the domestic market of Russia. Such manipulations increase the cost of production in some cases by 4-5 rubles per kilogram. As a result, buyers suffer again. "
The regional authorities see the solution of this problem in amending the federal legislation, which would allow the unloading of the catch of coastal fishery products into the territory of any Russian subject. In addition, Vladimir Galitsyn recalled the problems of the lack of mandatory registration in the region of enterprises that are fishing in the coastal waters of Kamchatka, as well as the re-registration of fishery farmers in other regions.
“In the period from 2009 to 2014, the 37 companies with a total amount of 126 quotas in thousand tons were re-registered from other territories of the Kamchatka Territory to other regions,” the deputy chairman emphasized.
All proposals of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory on solving problems of the fisheries complex were included in the protocol of instructions from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, which was drawn up following the meeting. Moreover, according to the head of the department, Nikolai Fyodorov, the opinions of the federal and regional authorities coincided on many issues.
“The meeting included a professional discussion of a wide range of issues on the development of the fisheries complex. Moreover, at first glance, the position of the federal bodies of state power, the government of Kamchatka Krai and the fishermen coincides, said the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Nikolay Fedorov, summing up the meeting. - To solve problematic issues, we will create working groups that will include representatives of the Kamchatka Krai government, other interested regions, the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Ministry of Agriculture and sectoral fishermen's unions and, most likely, will take initiatives to amend the current federal legislation and a number of government regulations of the Russian Federation. Without this, I think we can not do. ”
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the country stressed that the first decisions on the problematic issues of the development of the fisheries complex can be submitted for adoption at the level of the government of the country within a few weeks.