Russian Far East Will Be Widely Represented at the Global Fishery Forum

Fishing industry enterprises of Russia’s Far East will participate in the Global Fishery Forum and the Seafood Expo. Representatives of over 40 sectoral enterprises from the Kamchatka Territory, the Chukotka Autonomous District, the Sakhalin and Magadan Regions, the Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories will come to St. Petersburg. Participants in the event’s business programme include Vladimir Ilyukhin, Governor of the Kamchatka Territory, and Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Sakhalin Region.

Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District plays an important role in developing the country’s fishing industry. The catch in the Russian Far Eastern Basin accounts for about 67% of Russia’s total catch – it is over 3 million tonnes of fish and seafood. Consequently, active participation by Russia’s Far East in discussing the problems of and strategies for developing Russia’s fishing industry and the trends in the global fishing industry is of crucial importance.  

Sectoral experts will launch their dialogue at the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on 6–7 September. The EEF’s business programme includes fish-themed events: ‘Investment Projects in the Fishing Industry: Where and How Are We Investing in the Russian Far East?’ and ‘Aquaculture and Mariculture: Establishing a New Sector in the Russian Far East’  “sessions focused on the investment potential of the fishing industry and aquaculture development prospects. The events will be attended by Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery.

The stand mounted jointly by fishing industry enterprises and the Federal Agency for Fishery will be the centerpiece of the EEF’s expo pavilion. The exhibition’s interactive screens will present promising investment projects for the Far Eastern Federal District; the Global Fishery Forum will also be presented there.

The Global Fishery Forum and the Seafood Expo will be held on 14–16 September in St. Petersburg at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.