Putin urging Cabinet to speed up regulations for simplified border crossing by fishing vessels

September 7, 2007 12:55

At a recent meeting of the State Council Russia's President Putin told the nation's government to urgently submit regulations for the simplified order to border crossing by fishing vessels.

Though the latest amendments to the law "On State Border" have already provided for simplified multiple crossing of the state border by the fishing vessels, it is up to the government to create a regulatory act defining the specific routine for the border crossing. However, the act has not been approved yet by the government and the operations of the fishing vessels are still complicated by the clumsy routine.

According to Vladivostok governor Yevgeny Darkin, the current government draft stipulates that that inshore boats should be cleared at ports. In the meantime, in Vladivostok-led Primorsky Krai there are only two ports, those of Vladivostok and Nakhodka, while there are 36 fish processing plants where fish will be normally landed. A trip to port of MRS small seiners for clearance and the return trip to the grounds would take a whole fishing day should the draft fail to be respectively modified.

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