May 18, 2011

Abkhazia: Discussing International Cooperation In Fishing

Mutual interest in active cooperation in scientific and industrial spheres of fishing was expressed during the first session of the Abkhaz-Russian commission for fishing economy held in Sukhum

Below is an article published by Vestnik Kavkaza:

Sukhumi is hosting the first session of the Russian-Abkhaz commission for fishing economy, Apsnypress reports.

Abkhazia is represented by the Chairman of the State Department for Economy and Nature Management, Roman Dbar, the Agriculture Minister, Yuri Akab, and the head of the Fishing Section of the Agriculture Ministry, Artush Saribekyan.

Russia is represented by the head of Aquaculture Section of Federal Agency for Fishing, Sergey Maksimov, a consultant of the Section for International Cooperation, Olga Efremenko, the head of the Azov-Black Sea territorial management of Rosryba, Alexander Glubokov, and Director of the Federal Unitary Enterprise “AzNIIRKh”, Stanislav Agapov.

The Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Fishing, Andrey Krayniy, and the Abkhaz Agriculture Minister, Yuri Akab, signed a memorandum on mutual understanding on October 6, 2009. Russia plans to activate cooperation in aquaculture with Abkhazia.

The sides will discuss experience exchange, establishment of joint stock companies for fish processing and development of aquaculture.

Roman Dbar believes that the two states need more active cooperation in the science and industry spheres of fishing. Sergey Maksimov expressed support for the view.

Minister Akab underlined that fishing has great potential for development of marine culture. He expressed support for cooperation. Akab believes that establishment of joint-stock companies should be based on equal shares.