In the interdepartmental Commission of the security Council discussed the fight against poaching

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Uncoveredly security. Archival photoIn the interdepartmental Commission of the security Council discussed the fight against poaching© RIA Novosti / Vitaly ANEC

Dealing with an illegal catch of water biological resources and their smuggling abroad were discussed at the meeting of the interdepartmental Commission of Security Council of the Russian Federation, the press service of the RA security Council.

«Combating illegal harvesting of aquatic biological resources discussed at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on public safety. It is noted that the scale of the poaching and smuggling of aquatic bioresources in a foreign country cause significant economic and ecological damage to Russia», — stated in the message.

In this regard, measures to improve cooperation of state authorities in the field of protection of water biological resources and prevention of illicit trafficking, especially of valuable fish and especially valuable species, added in a press-service.

Special attention was paid to measures for the elimination of illegal processing and production of fish, as well as to identify financial transactions aimed at legalization of criminal incomes.

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