Fishing: Russians Landing Fishhooks in Mauritius

7 years, 10 months ago - March 20, 2014
After the Japanese and the Chinese, the Russians are now interested to supply Mauritian companies specialized in the handling of tuna and seafood. Ministry of Fisheries is currently in talks with the owners of Russian fishing vessels so they can carry out this project.

The Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von-Mally, confirmed the news to le Matinal. He said a memorandum of understanding would be signed soon for the Russians can come land their hooks in Mauritius. To date, he has said, they do that in Australia. "Coming land their catches in Mauritius will certainly lower their transportation costs. It is, moreover, why they want to land their catches in Mauritius rather than go to Australia, "said the Minister of Fisheries. The number of Russian ships will come to Mauritius is not yet known. However, the minister said, the arrival of Russian ships in the harbor is likely to further boost this sector.

These boats will thus specialized factories in fish processing to run at full capacity and maintain employment in this sector. For these boats will work for the company responsible for repairs. It is likewise the fuel supply.

Russian fishing boats will soon be in Mauritian waters after Mauritius has signed an agreement with the European Union. This agreement provides that vessels Europe come to fish about 5 500 tonnes of fish in our waters.

Thus, forty European vessels will fish in the exclusive economic zone of Mauritius. In terms of fishing license (license fees), these boats are likely to generate revenues of around Rs 40 million per year.

If all goes as planned, the Russian fishing boats make their first start this year. 

 

Text by Le Matinal

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