TASS, August 8. Visitors from Scandinavia will attend the 2nd Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo. Per Sandberg, Minister of Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway, Høgni Hoydal, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, and Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir, Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the Russian Federation, have already confirmed their participation.
At the Seafood Expo, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, and Icelandic companies will present their achievements in shipbuilding and ship repairs, equipment manufacture and technologies for processing water resources, designing and developing fishing equipment. The Expo will feature such major companies as Intech International (Denmark), Wartsila (Finland), Seac (Sweden), Hampidjan (Iceland), Marel (Iceland), Eurofish International Organization (Denmark), Knarr Group (Iceland), and several Norwegian companies: Optimar, AmofFjell, Havyard, Rolls-Roys Marine AS, Fiskerstrand, Teknotherm, Mustad, SeonicsAS, Rapp Marine AS/Triplex Group, Scana Propulsion, Marin Teknikk, and Egersund Tral.
“Russia and Scandinavia are connected not only by their geographical proximity but also by their long-term cooperation in fishery, which is traditionally an important sector for these states. I am confident that the experience and industrial technologies of our Norwegian, Faroese, and Icelandic colleagues will be interesting for the Forum and Expo’s guests and participants”, said Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery.
Russia’s cooperation with North European countries involves joint management of straddling fish stocks in the Northern Basin and in the Atlantic, exchange of scientific and technical information, joint applied scientific and educational conferences and symposia, measures to counteract IUU fishing, allocation of quotas in the states’ exclusive economic zones. To handle these and other issues, bilateral and multilateral intergovernmental treaties have been concluded.
The Joint Russian-Norwegian Fishery Commission, Joint Russia-Icelandic Fisheries Commission, Joint Russian-Faroese Fishery Commission, Russia-Greenland Consultations on Mutual Fisheries Relationships, and several other intergovernmental and regional organizations are the principal instruments for implementing these agreements.
The Second Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will be held in St Petersburg on 13–15 September at the Expoforum Congress and Exhibition Centre. It is being organized by the Federal Agency for Fishery. The Roscongress Foundation is the Forum’s operator.
The Forum’s official website: www.fishexpoforum.com
Contact information for media:
Media Relations Directorate, Roscongress Foundation
Phone: +7 (812) 406 7709
Organizer: the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) regulates exploitation, preservation and sustainability of water resources. Organizing fisheries, scientific support for the fishing industry, developing aquaculture (commercial fishery), monitoring navigation safety of fishing vessels, carrying out rescue operations in fishing areas, and fisheries conservation come within the Agency’s purview.
Rosrybolovstvo is also charged with ensuring sustainable development of the fishing industry, which makes a significant contribution to Russia’s food security and is a growth driver of the coastal regions’ economy.
Russia accounts for over 5.5% of the global catch and it has the world’s fourth-biggest catch. In 2017, Russian fishermen set a 25-year-record: 4.9 million tonnes of water resources, which is almost 3% greater than in 2016. The sectoral turnover was RUB 310 billion, which 7% greater than in 2016.
With information support from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
The Forum’s Operator: A socially orientated non-financial development institute and a major organizer of international congresses, exhibitions and public events.
The Roscongress Foundation was established in 2007 to promote development of Russia’s economic potential and buttress its image by organizing and holding congresses, exhibitions and public events. The Foundation determines their contents, provides advice, information and expert assistance to companies and organizations; it also carries out comprehensive studies, analysis and coverage of the Russian and global economic agenda. The Foundation administrates and promotes business projects and assists in raising investment on, among others, public-private partnership terms.
Today, the Foundation’s annual programme includes events held globally from Montevideo to Vladivostok, which allows the Foundation to bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, members of the authorities; it permits the Foundation to create the most favourable conditions for discussing and promoting new ideas and projects and to provide assistance in shaping social entrepreneurship and charity projects.