Ilya Serbovich of the Russia Salmon Association and Orri Vigfusson, Chairman of NASF, met in Reykjavik in May to review the world salmon situation in particularly the interceptory mixed stock fisheries.
Russia and Iceland are joining forces to help bring the an end to the remaining commercial netting, particularly in Northern Norway and along the east coast of England and Scotland.
Photograph: Ilya Serbovich of the Russia Salmon Association and Orri Vigfusson standing outside the Icelandic Parliament, May 2017.
On 1st March 2016 a top level meeting was hosted in Moscow to review the status of wild salmon stocks and environmental issues in the North East Atlantic.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Ilya Shestakov – Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries and his team of experts: Head of the Dircetorate for International Cooperation, Director of the Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Head of the Directorate for Aquaculture and other experts. Orri Vigfússon, Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) attended with Mr. Albert Jónsson Ambassador of Iceland to the Russian Federation.
Concerns were expressed by the huge decline of the salmon stocks, the highly uncertain outlook for the future and the exploitation by Norwegian nets intercepting salmon native to Russian rivers. The Russian minister offered close collaboration and cooperation in activities with NASF.
The NASF …