In Shardara, Askar Mamin held seminar-meeting on development of fishing industry

As part of a working trip to the Turkestan region, Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a seminar-meeting on development of the fishing industry of Kazakhstan, reports with reference to the press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources M. Mirzagaliev, Chairman of the Board of LLP Scientific and Production Center of Fisheries K. Isbekov, heads of fish farms "KingFish" - M. Tursynali, "Kyzylorda Balyk" - A. Erkhatov, "Khamit" - B. Sermanizov, "Shygys universal" - V. Asanov, chairman of the board of JSC "NMH "KazAgro" - E. Karashukeyev, akims of the East Kazakhstan region D. Akhmetov, Almaty region - A. Batalov, Kyzylorda region - G. Abdykalykova, Zhambyl region - B. Saparbayev, Aktobe region - O. Urazalin, Karaganda region - Zh.Kasymbek reported on the situation and prospects for development of the fishing industry in Kazakhstan.

The fishing industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Over 5 years, domestic fish production has grown more than 5 times from 1,800 tons in 2016 to the planned 10 thousand tons this year.

Over the past 8 months of this year the volume of caught and produced fish increased by more than 19% from 26.3 thousand to 31.3 thousand tons. Fish production increased by 27% to 7.9 thousand tons, fish capture - by 16.4% to 23.4 thousand tons. The volume of supplies of fish products to the domestic market increased from 8.7 thousand to 10.5 thousand tons (+ 20%). About 60% (20.8 thousand tons) of the total volume of fish is exported. The industry employs over 12 thousand people. The profitability of investment projects in the fishing and fish farming sector exceeds 20%. The main volume of farmed fish - about 70% - falls on the Turkestan region.

To stimulate the production of fish products, reimbursement of part of the costs for investment in fish farms (25%), reimbursement of the cost of fish feed (30%) and other measures were introduced. By the end of the year, a package of amendments to the Tax, Water, Land Codes, a number of related laws will be adopted, which will make it possible to effectively use natural advantages in fish farming, reduce costs in the construction of fish farms and reduce the cost of farmed fish. In accordance with the instructions of the head of government, until November 1 of this year each region will develop regional fisheries development programs with specific indicators.

"In accordance with the developed Concept for development of the fishing industry, the production potential in Kazakhstan is 600 thousand tons per year. The potential export volume, according to our estimates, exceeds 300 thousand tons annually. We must take all measures necessary for implementation of these opportunities," - said A. Mamin.

The Head of Government instructed the Ministry of National Economy, together with the Ministries of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Finance, to envisage measures to stimulate cooperation in fisheries.

Akimats were instructed to work out the issue of placing trade pavilions for the sale of fish and fish products in towns and other settlements.

As part of his working trip, A. Mamin visited the “Khamit” and “Vita” fish farms, the exhibition of fishery products of Kazakhstan, and also got acquainted with the progress of the overhaul of the Shardara reservoir dam and modernization of the hydroelectric power station.

In Maktaaral district, the head of the Government held meetings with the population and got acquainted with the progress of restoration of destroyed residential buildings in the villages Orgebas and Firdousi, as well as the construction of a new micro district in the village Myrzakent for 500 families of the Zhenis, Zhanaturmys and Dostyk settlements affected by the floods.
18:19, 24 September 2020