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Our Values

Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA) in all undertakings and actions is guided by the principles that serve a single purpose — to create conditions for the long-term and sustainable development of marine fisheries.

Responsible fisheries
  • Rational exploitation of fish stocks, control and accounting of catches through direct weighing on board fishing vessels
  • Minimization of the impact of fishing on the environment
  • Compliance with international standards for sustainable fisheries, conservation of aquatic biological resources and marine environment ecology
  • Implementation and development of national systems for confirming the sustainability of fishing and the traceability of fish products from fishery to consumer
  • Development of a system of scientific observers in the fishery
High effectiveness of the fleet
  • Timely renewal of the marine fishing fleet
  • Value-added creation during processing at sea
  • Organization of zero-waste processing on board
  • Balance of fishing capacity of vessels, and their provision with resources for harvesting
Human resource development
  • Arrangement of conditions for providing the fishing fleet with professional personnel
  • Improving the quality of industry-specific education and engaging young professionals in the industry
  • Assistance in the development of a system of advanced professional training and retraining of personnel in the fishing industry
  • Ensuring a high level of occupational safety on fishing vessels
  • Arrangement of comfortable living conditions for crews on board

Living the core values, FSA promotes
a set of measures to ensure the long-term
development of the fishing industry

Development of the mechanism of investment quotas
  • Implementation of the second stage of the investment quota program in the amount of 20% of the total allowable catches (TAC) of walleye pollock and herring for the construction of processing-trawlers and onshore plants in combination with fishing vessels delivering catches to enterprises
  • Allocation of an additional 4% of the TAC to maintain the resource provision of the participants of the first stage
Fixing quotas for crab harvesting by auctions

Allocation of 50% of the remaining «historical» quotas by auctions

Improving the control and accounting of the development of the main commercial species
  • Arrangement of catch weighing on vessels in certain fishing areas with ensuring transition period
  • Introduction of advanced technologies and equipment for catch accounting to avoid bycatch discards
  • Zero-waste processing of all catches on board
A single term for fixing quotas and operating new vessels
  • A new unified type of ABR harvesting quota equal to the fishing vessel capacity («keel quota») with fixing for the period of effective operation of a new vessel
  • Renewal of contracts for a «keel quota» when replacing a retired vessel with a new one of a similar type
  • Auctioning the «keel quota» in case of non-performance of the obligation to replace a fishing vessel
Russian shipbuilding

Since 2034 (in stages), conducting fishery using only Russian-built vessels in the territorial waters and EEZ of the Russian Federation, initially in the Far Eastern and Northern fishery basins

Personnel for the fishing fleet
  • Development and implementation of programs to reduce the shortage of qualified personnel in marine specialties
  • Enhancing the prestige of working in the fishing industry in the North and the Far East
  • Preparation of training programs taking into account the requirements of the new fishing fleet
  • Involvement of teaching staff with practical experience in the fishery
State support for the development of shipbuilding and ship repair

Implementation of programs and measures of state support to encourage customers to build and repair fishing vessels at Russian shipyards and ship repair plants, to set up new ship repair facilities

Additional incentives for the renewal of the fishing fleet

Establishment of the operating life of large- and medium-tonnage fishing vessels