MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russia –
Source: Russia – Council of the Federation
Held a discussion of the construction of fishing vessels at the shipyard, support measures from the state to shipyards implementing projects for upgrading domestic fishing fleet.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy and environmental management, a representative in the upper house of Parliament from the Executive body of state power of the Novgorod region Sergey Mitin, Mitenergy Gerasimovskaya from the Executive body of state power of the Novgorod region participated in the meeting at the Vyborg shipyard (VSZ), which is part of the United shipbuilding Corporation.
The meeting participants familiarized themselves with the production sites of the Vyborg Shipyard. A discussion was held on the construction of fishing fleet vessels at the shipyard, government support measures for shipyards implementing projects to upgrade the domestic fishing fleet. In total, eight trawlers are being built at the shipyard, on the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, White Sea and the lead vessel of the Nord Pilgrim project – completion work on water. VSZ General Director Alexander Solovyov spoke in detail about the construction of the series VSW trawlers, difficulties and solutions, on the financial situation of the shipyard and the importance of the active participation of the state in supporting civil shipbuilding, including for further updating the domestic fishing fleet. Ovam, there is a big problem in delaying ship construction. Currently, the lag for all contracts is almost a year. It was the reasons for the excess shipbuilding deadlines and the possible consequences that were discussed at the meeting. “The shipyards overestimated their strength. It’s time for the state to intervene in the situation with delays in the construction of ships under investment quotas, and this should be done immediately, ”said Sergey Nesvetov, Executive Director of the Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet. According to Sergei Mitin, a joint discussion of this problem is necessary with the involvement of the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. “The shipyards themselves cannot cope with the problem of lack of resources, time limits and legislative restrictions. Delays in terms of time on the part of shipbuilders negatively affect fishermen who received their quotas for fishing and crab. The approach is also unfair when shipbuilders in the Far East are given indulgences that are not available to colleagues in the European part of Russia, ”the senator emphasized. At the end of the event, the meeting participants visited large-capacity trawler processors under construction at various levels of readiness.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.