Russian fishing trawler “Boreas” was detained by the coast guard of Norway for violation of the rules of fishing in the area of the Spitsbergen archipelago. This was announced by the Norwegian foreign Ministry, reports owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC.
In the Norwegian foreign Ministry said that the detention took place on 2 April. Russian ship suspected of the violation of Norwegian regulations concerning fishing operations and fishing in the fishery conservation zone around Svalbard. At the moment, the ship relieved the case is settled.
Earlier, the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at the briefing that depodesta of the Russian Federation has directed to the Norwegian Embassy’s note in connection with the detention of the trawler. Informed about the incident were not reported.
As he wrote the Rambler, Russia previously indicated Norway on the illegality of the establishment of the so-called “fishery conservation zone”. Legally Svalbard belongs to Norway, but under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920, Russia and Norway have an equal right to economic activity.
The Russian foreign Ministry offered Norway to hold joint consultations to resolve contentious issues through the archipelago, but was refused.