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The 6th International Conference «Fishing in the Arctic: Modern Challenges, International Practices, Prospects» was held in Murmansk

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The 6th International conference «Fishing in the Arctic: Modern Challenges, International Practices, Prospects» was held in Murmansk. The first deputy Governor Alexey Tyukavin took part in a plenary session.

The first deputy head of the region noted that new incentives for development are needed in the current economic conditions, and one of the most important is an issue of updating the fishing fleet and capacities for processing of the aquatic biological resources.

At the session the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental Management Egor Borisov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to the Russian Federation Ms Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir, the Consul General of Norway in Murmansk Mr. Erik Svedahl delivered welcoming speeches.

The conference was attended by approximately 200 representatives of the authorities, fishing and processing, shipbuilding and ship repair companies and scientific community from six countries. Among the issues being discussed at the plenary session were problems of the development of the fishing complex of the Murmansk region, state and prospects of ship repair at the shipyards of the North-West Russia, application of the principles of public-private partnership in this field.

Within the framework of the conference was signed a trilateral cooperation Agreement and the work plan for 2019 between Fishing Industry Union of the North, Association of the Coastal Fishing Industrialists and Farms of the Murman and Norwegian Fishermen's Association.

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