History


Prior to the proclamation of Ukraine an independent state the Ministry of Fisheries of the USSR consisted of four major independent production units - All-Union Fishing Association "Azchorryba", Central Administration of Inland Water Fisheries of Ukraine "Ukrholovrybvod", "Ukrrybpromzbut" Assosiation, Central Administration "Ukrholovrybvod" and some separate companies, which were parts of the Soyuzrybholhospobiednannia, All-Union industrial associations "Remrybflot", "Soyuzsitkosnast" and the All-Union Fish Farming Scientific and Production Association.

The economic crisis in the early years of independence of Ukraine has significantly affected the fishing industry, which led to the structural changes and destruction of associated fisheries branch.

The above had an impact on the management system of the industry, which has repeatedly held numerous reorganizations and transformations of the administration

By the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 01.08.1992 the State Committee on Fisheries and Fishing Industry of Ukraine was established. Fisheries that were under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine were not subordinate to this Committee.

The Ministry of Fisheries of Ukraine was established by the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 30.10.1994 in order to develop and implement a unified state policy on the development of fisheries and improving management of the sector.

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine on July 25, 1997 based on the Ministry of Fisheries of Ukraine the State Fishery Committee of Ukraine was established, which became the successor of rights and obligations liquidated Ministry of Fisheries of Ukraine.

On the 15th of March, 2000 based on the disbanded State Committee for Fisheries, the Cabinet of Ministers created the State Department of Fisheries, a governmental body within the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine.

Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 25.05.2006 752 "On liquidation of the state Department of Fisheries of Ukraine" eliminated Ukrderzhrybhosp and created the Department of Fisheries within the Ministry of Agriculture.

On the 2nd of November, 2006 the State Fishery Committee of Ukraine, a central executive body, was created. Its activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine through the Minister of Agrarian Policy.

By the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on January 24, 2007 42 "On approval of the State Committee for Fisheries of Ukraine" the State Committee for Fisheries of Ukraine was established.

Finally, the Decree of President of Ukraine of 16 April 2011 "On the State Agency for Fisheries of Ukraine" established Derzhrybahentstvo Ukraine as a central executive body, whose activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine through the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

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