On October 12, in the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan and Federal Agency for Fishery signed a cooperation agreement.
Before the signing ceremony, Tatarstan Prime Minister Alexey Pesoshin reminded about the 47th meeting of the Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission held recently in Kazan. "I think it is a good sign that the pre-investment agreement on the project of construction of salmon production plant with the capacity of 3,000 tonnes per year in Tatarstan was signed with an investor from the Kingdom of Norway during the meeting. I hope this will be the first step in the implementation of large-scale projects in the field of aquaculture in the republic," Pesoshin stressed.
"Today, we are taking another important step towards expanding cooperation with the Federal Agency for Fishery in the field of aquaculture development (fish farming). The agreement is aimed at solving a number of tasks," he said.
In particular, the agreement envisages the improvement of the regulatory and legal framework, as well as the expansion of areas of research and development in the field of aquaculture.
Moreover, it involves the development of the artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources and the use of advanced technologies in the field of marketable aquaculture sales, strengthening work in the field of protection of aquatic biological resources, the development of fish processing facilities and strengthening of Tatarstan's positions in this market. The agreement also envisages the construction of the Volga-Kama fish breeding complex for the cultivation of juvenile sterlet and other sturgeon species, with the capacity of up to four million fingerlings per year, as well as pike perch by Tatarstan by 2018. Afterwards, the complex will be transferred to an organization, which is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Agency for Fishery.