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Russia and US to sign agreement to combat illegal fishing
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Russia and US to sign agreement to combat illegal fishing

Russia and the United States intend to sign a bilateral agreement aimed at fighting illegal fishing, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries David Balton told Sputnik on Monday.

"Next week in Portland, Oregon delegations from the United States and Russia will get together for our annual meeting on fisheries and we will be signing a bilateral agreement to combat IUU fishing," Balton said on the sidelines of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), which will conclude on Monday in Alaska.