Russian Arctic National Park to adjust boundaries for fishing industry
The Russian Arctic National Park's boundaries must take into account the interests of the fishing industry in Pomorye. This decision was reached at a meeting of the Ministry of Agricultural Industry and Trade of the Arkhangelsk Region, according to the Arkhangelsk Region's Governor and Government's press service.
The region's fishing companies traditionally fish for Arctic cod within the prospective borders of the protected area.
"Before the Russian Arctic National Park's location and geographical coordinates are fixed on the map, the interests of local fishermen must be considered because fishing is their main vocation," the region's Minister of Agricultural Industry and Trade Irina Bazhanova said.
To adjust the protected area, the ministry reviewed accurate data with scientific substantiation from the Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography that indicates the necessity for an adjustment to the reserve's water boundaries to protect Pomorye fishermen's rights.