Iceland would like to cooperate with Kaliningrad in the field of fisheries

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Bromocrotonate in potamanthidae. Reykjavik. Iceland. Archival photoIceland would like to cooperate with Kaliningrad in the field of fisheries© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Abramushkina the image Bank

Icelandic entrepreneurs would like to cooperate with the Kaliningrad oblast in the sphere of fishing industry, development of the fishing fleet, said the Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland berglind Asgeirsdottir Sigridur a meeting with the leadership of the most Western Russian region.

«We are now engaged in the search for new ways of cooperation in areas such as the fishing industry, the search for possibilities of installation of new modern equipment on ships. We represent our country, which develops innovations in the field of fisheries, we believe that we can operate in the background of the modernization program of the fleet,» — said the Ambassador.

Since 2013, the Kaliningrad region for the first time a long-term target program of development of the fisheries sector, aimed at modernization of the fishery fleet, the creation of a coastal infrastructure for acceptance and processing of catches to increase fish production and processing development. The regional government allocates to support the fishermen over 330 million rubles up to 2020.

«What came a large delegation of representatives of business, says that Iceland is seeking a way out in Russian regions, the Russian market. We have a set of industrial production sites, where in addition to the tax benefits we provide administrative support of project implementation and the ability to connect to infrastructure», — said acting Deputy Chairman of the government of the Kaliningrad region Alexander Rolbinov.

According to the North-Western customs administration of foreign trade turnover of goods in Kaliningrad region with Iceland at the end of 2016 amounted to $ 2 million and decreased compared to 2015 year of 70.3%. The basic import of Iceland in Kaliningrad oblast up to 2015 was fish and seafood, but due to the fact that Iceland had joined the anti-Russian sanctions, the Republic joined the list of countries in respect of which a ban on the import into Russia of agricultural products, raw materials and food.

Despite the fact that have been discontinued supplies of Icelandic fish to Russia, cooperation in fisheries is not interrupted. Currently works combined Russian-Icelandic Commission on fisheries, which discusses the status of commercial fish stocks in the Barents sea and the North-Eastern part of the Atlantic ocean, and also the exchange of statistical data on the catch of aquatic bioresources.