Vladivostok improves border facilities to encourage inshore fishery and land-based processing
As a result of joint cooperation of the local administration, frontier department of Russia's Federal Security Service, marine ports and Primorye Fishermen Association, Primorsky Krai Territory (capital Vladivostok) has authorized more ports for clearance of the local vessels for multiple border crossing, according to Deita.Ru.
Until recently the fishermen could draw up the corresponding documents while fishing on the grounds only in two of the province's ports, Vladivostok and Nakhodka namely. That created certain inconveniences for the fishing companies operating in the waters of Primorye. Under the new decision of the above authorities, the list of authorized ports now include Posjet, Vostochnyi Port, Olga, Bolshoy Kamen, Svetlaya, Yuzhno-Morskoy, Preobrazhenie, Moryak-Rybolov and Kamenka.
Specialists say that the development will simplify the procedure of the vessels' calls at ports, contribute to sustainable fishery and create optimum conditions for fish landings and onshore processing of catches. That is especially important in the light of Primorye's current strategy of developing onshore fish processing. Opening of own processing facilities will encourage rising competitiveness of the industry on the world market. As another important advantage, the increased number of ports authorized for clearance of the Russian fishermen for multiple border crossing will result into larger shipments of high quality fish products to the domestic market.
The local authorities are planning to include more ports to the list. More specifically, the officials now consider possible inclusion of Yuzhnaya Liflyandia, Plastun, Valentin and ports located in the Vladimir Bay.