According to him, the experiment is still too short to draw any conclusions about whether it has affected the decline in poaching. Although “from the countryside” is valued positively, the head of the Federal Fisheries Agency specified.
“There is information that new delivery methods have appeared for this product. We need to see where there are gaps,” Shestakov said, adding that Rosselkhoznadzor will have to work actively in this direction.
The federal law on the restriction of the export of red caviar from Kamchatka as an experiment entered into force on October 31, 2022 and will be valid until August 1, 2025. According to him, a person can take only 10 kg of red caviar without documents on board the plane. According to experts, between 500 and 800 tons of illegal caviar were exported in this way every year. The loss was more than 10 billion rubles.