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Prohibition of export of domestic fish: reduction of deficit or collapse of the fishing industry

Oleg Nilov, deputy head of the Just Russia faction, proposed to the Ministry of Agriculture to introduce a temporary ban on the sale of domestic fish abroad. Such a measure, in his opinion, is aimed at eliminating the shortage of fish on the domestic market, while more than 70% of Russian fish are actually sold to China, Japan, Korea and other countries immediately after being caught.

However, Alexander Fomin, head of the All-Russian Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters, considers such a ban ineffective: "This is a completely ill-conceived political statement that will lead to the collapse of the fishing industry and a decrease in the volumes of Russian catches, - Alexander Fomin explained to RIA Novosti.

According to him, the situation of the fish market is such that those species of fish that are not in demand on the Russian market are subject to export. For example, pollock. "Accordingly, if the export of pollock is banned, it will simply stop catching: in the domestic market, these volumes are not needed. Ultimately, this will lead to bankruptcy of some companies and the fact that this fishery object will not be developed and will be excluded from the economic turnover, "the head of the WWARP believes.

The expert sees the problem of the deficit in another, namely, the unavailability of transport logistics to deliver large volumes of fish from the Far East to the central regions of the country.

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