Authorities are discussing changes to the rules of catch river fish, write media

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in fotobanka. archival photoAuthorities are discussing changes to the rules of catch river fish, write media© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Uncovereth the image Bank

The Russian authorities are discussing rule changes catch river fish: if now in one pond production can lead several companies, is now considered the mechanism of «one river, one fishing plot», the newspaper «Kommersant».

The prospect’s question of the principle of «one river, one fishing station (host)» was discussed at the working group on development of the fisheries industry under the guidance of presidential aide Konstantin Chuichenko in December 2017, the newspaper said.

In the minutes of the events referenced in the publication, the initiative is explained by the need for careful development of the territories, fighting poaching and creating incentives for the preservation and reproduction of fish. According to the newspaper, the Ministry of agriculture and the Federal fishery Agency is mandated by 20 March to perform financial and economic indicators of users of areas and volumes of taxes paid, as well as to study the effects of combining them.

We are talking primarily about the rivers of Sakhalin and Kamchatka, where salmon are caught, said the newspaper’s source in the industry. According to a source in the industry, the idea of «one river, one fishing plot» comes from the Governor of the Sakhalin region Oleg Kozhemyaka, dissatisfied with the outcome of the fishing season in 2016-2017.

President of the Russian Association of fishermen (VARPE) Herman Zverev notes that the principle of «one river, one fishing plot» actually means the seizure of land and the gap of existing contracts. «How to decide «one owner», this is not clear. Will there be a new auction only among existing users, or it will be able to participate and company party?» — asks he. In addition, it is unclear how to determine the length of the river, which can be assigned to a «one owner», the expert added.

In the presidential administration, the Ministry of agriculture and the Agency did not provide comments to the newspaper.