In the state Duma introduced a project aimed at protecting the rights of fishermen

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The bill, aimed at protecting the rights of fishermen, submitted to the Duma, said the press service of the Duma Committee on natural resources, property and land relations.

«The bill, which improved the rules governing the implementation of certain types of fisheries, made on Thursday, September 27, in the state Duma. It was sponsored by a group of deputies from all factions of the lower house of Parliament headed by the Chairman of profile Duma Committee on natural resources, property and land relations Nikolay Nikolayev, and a member of the Federation Council of the Kamchatka edge Boris Nevzorov,» — said the press service of the Committee.

It is noted that the draft law will allow to solve a number of significant problems that have arisen with the introduction in 2016 of the amendments to the Federal law «On fisheries and conservation of aquatic biological resources».

«On the one hand, the changes were aimed at ensuring the effective development of the fisheries sector, on the other hand, the new law did not include some of the provisions, the absence of which will not allow to fully carry out the state regulation in the field of fisheries since December 2018», — the press service of the Committee.

In particular, to solve the limitations of user rights for extraction of water biological resources under agreements concluded in 2008 and which expires from 2 to 10 December 2018, the bill provides for the extension of the term of the contracts of such users until 31 December 2018 inclusive. Previously, the largest fishermen’s Association appealed to the head of the Duma Committee of Nikolayev in the shortest possible time to solve this problem legislatively.

«This period is massive Pollock fishery, cod, herring, nadolol may reach 180 thousand tons. If you do not resolve the matter, the financial losses of the fishing enterprises will be more than 20 billion rubles to budgets of all levels, state social funds will not receive about 18 billion rubles. In developing the draft law, we have taken into account the opinion of the professional community. Many of their suggestions formed the basis of the document», — quotes Nikolaev, the press service of the Committee.

The MP also noted that «the bill will remove the problem of validity of permits to fish for businesses and to extend them.» «We must not allow paralysis of the salmon fishery in the following year, as well as reducing the production of herring in November and December of this year. The bill only this year will ensure supply to the domestic market more than 80 thousand tons of herring — 1/5 of the total volume of the Russian market and more than 70 thousand tons of Pollock — 1/4 of the total volume of the Russian market», — said the MP.

The legislative initiative also clarifies the concept of «recreational fishing», which is prescribed in the draft law by citizens for personal needs, as well as during official sports events. In addition, the bill proposes to revise and basic provisions of article 24 of the law on fisheries while respecting the basic principle of rational use of water biological resources, the press service of the Committee.

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