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Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Mamin held a seminar-meeting on the development of the country's fishing industry in Shardara

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Mamin held a seminar-meeting on the development of the country's fishing industry in Shardara

During a visit to Turkestan region, the Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a seminar on the development of the fishing industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources M. Mirzagaliyev, Chairman of the Board of "Fisheries Research and Production Center" LLP 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 “KazAgro” Holding” JSC E. Karashukeyev, heads of the East Kazakhstan region D. Akhmetov, Almaty region - A. Batalov, Kyzylorda region - G. Abdykalikova, Zhambyl region - B. Saparbayev, Aktobe region - O. Urazalin, Karaganda region - J. Kassymbek are reported on the situation and prospects of development of the fishing industry of Kazakhstan.

At the same time, during the thematic exhibition, "KAZAKH INVEST" National Company" JSC representatives are reported to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan about company's results to attract investments in the field of fish farming.

The fishing industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in Kazakhstan. Over 5 years, domestic fish production has increased more than 5 times from 1,800 tons in 2016 to the planned 10,000 tons this year.

For the last 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 Turkestan region.

To stimulate the production of fish products, a part of the costs of 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, and Land Codes and a number of related laws will be adopted that 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, each region will develop regional fisheries development programs with specific indicators until November 1 of this year.

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

The Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of National Economy together with the Ministries of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Finance to provide for measures to encourage cooperation in the fisheries sector.

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

As part of the working trip, A. Mamin visited the fish farms "Khamit" and "Vita", toured an exhibition of fishery products of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and also got acquainted with the progress of the overhaul of the Shardara reservoir dam and the modernization of the Hydroelectric Power Station.

In Maktaaral district, the Prime Minister held meetings with the population and got acquainted with the progress of work on the restoration of destroyed residential buildings in the villages of Orgebas and Firdousi, as well as the construction of a new microdistrict in the village of Myrzakent for 500 families of the Zhenis, Zhanaturmys and Dostyk villages affected by the floods.

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