Source Pravda.Ru

Putin meets with scientists over Far Eastern marine reserve

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected a part of the Far East marinereserve on a launch. The Russian leader was accompanied by Vice Presidentof the Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolay Laverev, Director of the marinereserve Andrey Malyutin and chairman of the Far East Department of theAcademy of Sciences Valentin Sergiyenko. According to Malyutin, the FarEast marine reserve, the only marine in Russia, is a biosphere reserve ofinternational importance.The Russian President and scientists discussed problems that the Academy ofSciences had and problems in the fishing industry. Participants of thismeeting stressed the importance of attracting investments in these sectorsfor the maximum possible effective use of marine resources without causingdamage. Finally, Putin and scientists considered the protection of thereserve, struggle against poachers and interaction with border guards.Putin promised to discuss these issues with head of the Russian federalborder agency Konstantin Totsky..