Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation

Russia and Argentina sign cooperation agreement in fishery

4 Dec, 2018
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Russia and Argentina have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in fishery and aquaculture. The signing took place in the framework of the official visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Buenos Aires.

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The document was signed by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia, serving as Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov and the Minister of Agriculture of Argentina, Luis Miguel Etchevehere, on December 1 at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The draft agreement was approved by the order of the Government of Russia dated September 17, 2018 No. 1956-p.

The head of the Russian Federal Agency noted that Russian-Argentinian relations in fishery have always been based on mutual interest, respect and partnership, but due to a number of objective reasons, practical cooperation was suspended in the 1990s.

“The preparation of the new agreement required a long time, which is justified by the mutual desire to develop a document that meets the interests of fishermen of both countries. I believe that the Agreement will contribute to further intensifying of our relations and increasing their efficiency,” said Ilya Shestakov.

According to the document, the parties intend to develop cooperation in the field of conservation and rational use of living marine resources, combating IUU fishing, professional training, as well as scientific and technical cooperation.

Under the Agreement, the parties plan to conduct research, development and implementation of scientific and technical programs, organization of bilateral symposia, seminars, consultations and exhibitions, exchange of information, technologies and methods of fishery, in particular, in breeding of flounder, sea breams and others. Russia and Argentina have agreed to create a commission to implement the provisions of the document. The agreement is concluded for 5 years and enters into force from the date of receipt of the last written notification of the completion of the necessary domestic procedures by Russia and Argentina. The agreement is automatically extended for subsequent 5-year periods.

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