Russia Considers Adding Pollock, Herring and Cod to 'No History' Quota Auctions This Year
The Russian government will consider the possibility of extending the list of fish species quotas that will be open to oligarch investors with no fishing history in Russia. These quotas for which catch will be distributed through the auctions will be open to companies that do not have any prior fishing history, according to recent statements of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo) and some senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to initial state plans, only crab quotas would have become a subject of these 'no history' auctions. However, these plans were revised later by the government, in an attempt to increase revenue from the seafood industry to the federal budget...
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