Major delegations from Scandinavian countries to attend GFF 2018

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.