Five Russian ports to host fish markets for export and domestic sales
By 1 June 2008 the Russian Government should prepare and implement the Regulations for Seafood Exchanges in Russia, according to head of the nation's State Fisheries Committee Andrey Krainy as quoted by IA REGNUM.
The Government plans to open seafood exchanges in five Russian ports of Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk or Nevelsk (Sakhalin) and in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Kamchatka).
Andrey Krainy has pointed out that now the nation's fishing companies will be able to choose whether to sell their catches via a seafood exchange or directly to the customer. The foreign experience has shown that 80% of the harvest is normally sold by the fishermen directly with the remaining share sold via exchange. At the same time, Andrey Krainy underlined that seafood sales for export shall be carried out exclusively via seafood exchanges.