29 December 2020, 10:00
At the government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, issues of the development of the fishing industry were considered.
Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Akims of the Mangystau region Serikbay Trumov, North Kazakhstan region — Kumar Aksakalov, Head of Grand Fish LLP Sergey Medvedev, Director of Karaganda-Osetr LLP Dmitry Abildin reported on the state and development prospects of the fishing industry.
Legislative amendments under consideration in Parliament are aimed at creating optimal conditions for the development of the fish industry, reducing costs in the construction of fish farms, which will give an impetus to the further development of the industry.
Within the framework of the Program for the Development of the Fishing Industry until 2030, the fish production is planned to increase by almost 30 times — from 9 thousand to 270 thousand tons, over 500 new farms and 50 thousand jobs will be created. Export of fish products will increase from 30 to 136 thousand tons per year, imports will decrease from 45 thousand to 25 thousand tons per year. At the same time, domestic consumption of fish will be doubled — from 67 thousand tons in 2020 to 134 thousand tons in 2030.
“Saturation of the domestic market with domestic food is one of the main tasks of the Government and the basis of the country's food security. In this context, fish farming is one of the promising areas. According to experts, our country has a significant potential for the development of the fishing industry,” Mamin said.
The Head of Government instructed to ensure the timely implementation of the measures of the Fishing Industry Development Program until 2030.