WWF-Russia and the Russian Federal Fishery Agency signed a cooperation agreement
and RFFA plan to encourage scientific research activity to learn more about
marine resources and their habitat. In the framework of the agreement,
WWF-Russia is ready to provide any necessary information and expertise to RFFA’s
scientific bodies, supply them with any technical support needed to establish
boundaries of fishery protected areas.
Along with other items, the agreement recognizes the participation of the public in solving conservation issues and achieving goals of the rational use of marine resources. Public control is an effective instrument in solving conservation tasks. A dialog between the government, the business, and the public is now important more than ever.
The agreement will be effective for five years with a possibility of extension by tacit renewal.