№ 7, April 20th, 2000

State and Fishing Industry:
“Appeal to President” — public letter of the representatives of Primorye Fishermen Association to president of Russia Vladimir Putin. The letter summarizes the most ongoing matters and problems of this industry, the solution of which affects our future.
“Not Fishermen — “in Law”, but Law — for Fishermen” — interview of Sergey Saktaganov (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) with president of the Far-Eastern Fishermen Association Vladimir Gorshechnikov about working out an alternative Law “About fisheries and protection of water biological resources”, which has not been passed yet.
How Goskomrybolovstvo of Russian Federation Ruins Fishing Industry:
“Fishing Minister” — material made to order by Kaliningrad reporter D. Nikolaev, pictured “socially realistic”, i.e. too beautiful, portrait of “very positive” chairman of Goskomrybolovstvo Y. Sinelnik.
Trawler Wars, or Fraud of XX Century:
““Sterkoders” Hold Economy of Akros Ltd.” — an interview with director general of Kamchatka Fishing company “Akros” about berboat-charter fleet and the possibility of its competent exploitation in Russian interests. “Akros” is the only fish-processing company of Russia, which has not been led by foreigners and made them took the rules of their own.
Expansion of Primorye fishing oligarchs:
“TV-archive”. “1994 AD: Great Claims of Great Russian Statesman Eugeny Nazdratenko — Northern Territories Must Belong to Primorye” — historical survey of publications of “Rabochaya Tribune” (Moscow), “Commersant — Daily” (Moscow), “Gubernskie vedomosti” (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) concerning the appeal of Governor of Primorye Nazdratenko to the management of Sakhalinsky region regards the transmission of the Kuril Isles under the jurisdiction of Primorye and estimation of this matter by Sakhalin managers and mass media.
If Keep within Law:
“Constitutionality of Primorye, or Ability to Direct Blinds to Posts” — the analytical material about actual distribution of quotas between the Far-Eastern regions of federation which illustrates that the Regional administration of Primorye lies and actual distribution for Primorye fishermen not even had not changed (proportionally) but had been raising from year to year. Besides, the administration of Primorye gave free quotas for foreign boats, i.e. actually robbed those Russian fishermen of the Far-East, who had the priority right for these fishing resources according to the Constitution.