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Most water biological resources supplied to China are illegal - Accounts Chamber

November 24, 2011, 15:08 UTC+3

The inspection also revealed drawbacks in the legal regulations of the sphere

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MOSCOW, November 24 (Itar-Tass) —— A major share of water biological resources’ supplies from Russia to China is produced illegally, Russia’s Accounts Chamber reports.

Together with Sakhalin’s Control-Accounts Chamber it has completed an inspection, which revealed that “the supplies of fish products to the People’s Republic of China comprise a major share of illegally produced water biological resources.”

Russia’s Accounts Chamber states that as of the inspection time, the Russian Federation and China did not have an agreement “on cooperation in prevention of illegal, uninformed or non-regulated production of live sea resources.”

The inspection also revealed drawbacks in the legal regulations of the sphere. For example, there are no norms for use of fishing territories.

The Accounts Chamber’s collegiums will forward the information to Russia’s fishery authority, Rosrybolovstvo, as well as to the country’s government.

The chamber will forward results of the inspection also to both houses of the parliament, Sakhalin’s regional parliament, to the Interior Ministry and to FSB /federal security service/, the Accounts Chamber reported on Thursday.

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