Russia's Government signed order defining powers of State Fisheries Committee
The Government of the Russian Federation has signed the order on introducing amendments as to redistribution of the powers in the sphere of fisheries and on approving the Articles of the State Fisheries Committee, reports Dalryba.
Under President's Decree called "Issues of Structure of Federal Executive Bodies" the structure of the federal bodies of the executive power has been amended and the Federal Fisheries Agency has been transformed into the State Fisheries Committee. The body has received the powers of the Ministry of Agriculture in the sphere of fisheries, onboard fish processing, research, conservation, reproduction and exploitation of aquatic biological resources as well as the powers of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor in the sphere of control and surveillance of aquatic biological stocks and their environment. Under the above mentioned decree, the State Fisheries Committee is subordinate directly to the Government of the Russian Federation.
The Committee has inherited the Agency's powers of rendering the state services, management of the state property in the sphere of the fishery industry and other powers. Besides, the Committee has been given some powers which have not been assigned to any of the government's bodies as a result of the administrative reform as well as extra powers defined under the current legislation.