13 Dec 2022 09:28

Belarus secures quotas to fish in Russian waters in 2023

MINSK. Dec 13 (Interfax) - Belarus has been allocated quotas to fish in Russian waters for 2023, state newspaper SB. Belarus Segodnya reported.

"The Republic of Belarus has been allocated quotas for 2023 to catch marine biological resources in the exclusive economic zone of the RF: 1,000 tonnes in the Baltic Sea and almost 4,500 tonnes in the Barents Sea. The fishing is done by joint Belarusian-Russian joint venture Soyuzryba. The seafood is shipped for further processing to the production facilities of the largest producers of high quality food products in Russia and Belarus: Russkoye More LLC and Santa Bremor LLC," the paper said.

The size of the quotas was announced at the 20th session of the Russian-Belarusian joint commission for fishing in Sochi. The Belarusian delegation was led by Food and Agriculture Minister Igor Brylo and the Russian delegation was headed by the deputy head of the Federal Fisheries Agency, Khasan Likhov.

A program for Russian-Belarusian cooperation in the area of fisheries management in 2023 was approved at the meeting.

The delegations also discussed training of highly qualified specialists for the fishing industry, the implementation of joint education programs and conducting advanced training courses with the creation of a common database of electronic materials, including with the use of remote learning methods, the report said.