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According to the press service of the Federal Agency for Fishery, Russia has signed an international agreement on the prevention of unregulated fishing in the open sea in the central part of the Arctic Ocean, the Federal Fishery Agency said in a statement.
The signing ceremony took place on October 3 in Ilulissat (Greenland).
“Agreements have been reached between the Russian Federation, the USA, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark for the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Canada, the Kingdom of Norway, Iceland, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the European Union,” the report said.
The purpose of the agreement is to create an international legal framework for the regulation of fisheries in the area. From the Russian Federation, the document was signed by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia – the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, Ilya Shestakov.
Rosrybolovstvo indicates that it is the position of Russia allowed to fix the special role of coastal states in the Arctic.
Source: Maritime News of Russia