FSA has approved a strategy for the development of marine fisheries until 2030
- Ensuring sustainable fisheries;
- Renewal of the fishing fleet;
- Development of the domestic market of fish products;
- Providing the industry with qualified personnel;
- Providing state support for the industry.
In the field of the fishery sustainability, the Association will continue to promote the initiative of the phased introduction of catch weighting, primarily on large-capacity vessels engaged in the pollock fishery. In addition, a system of objective video monitoring of raising catches and passing them for processing is proposed. The use of such equipment in a complex will increase the efficiency of control of catch volumes and will prevent the release of juveniles and by-catch into the sea.
"This will allow us to remove the requirement for the physical presence of a representative of control authorities when reloading fish products at sea, which in turn will reduce non-production losses in fishing time and vessel costs," explained Alexey Osintsev, President of the FSA.
It is also planned to develop new approaches to determining and adjusting the TAC, requirements for the selectivity of fishing gear, and promoting digital control of overloads.
The Association will keep as a priority the focus on the renewal of the fleet through the mechanism of investment quotas, and also considers it necessary to gradually transfer the fishery by Russian-built vessels with the determination of their effective service life.
It is planned to implement programs to promote fish products on the domestic market together with retailers, catering organizations, industry associations, as well as to carry out market research and fish products.
The main areas of state support measures offered by the FSA are support for shipbuilding and ship repair, as well as creating incentives for the development of deep processing.
The main goal that FSA members are focused on is ensuring rational fishing as the basis for long-term sustainable development of the industry and stable market provision. We're in favor of moving from from a quantitative approach, when the efficiency assessment is based on catch volumes, to a qualitative one, through the renewal of the fleet, the development of deep processing, the expansion of the range and the improvement of the quality of fish products.