Rieber Skinn AS has proposed to the Pomors

The GC Rieber Skinn AS came with business proposal to the 1st Congress of the Pomor People that took place in Arhangelsk on the 21st of September where 75 representatives of the Pomor communities from Murmansk and Arhangelsk regions and from Republic of Karelia were present.

The coast population is fighting for gaining the status of indigenous people because it seems the only way for to get back their access to the sea resources and restore coast fishing in the White Sea.

In the Soviet period seal hunting in the White Sea has been done on the ice but the global warming makes it more risky as the ice is getting thinner. Nowadays the coast people at the White Sea do not have finance either to rent helicopters or purchase boats for seal hunting. The joint Russian-Norwegian seal hunting campaign in 2007 was carried from one hunt boat supplied by GS Rieber skinn AS. The campaign lasted 2 weeks and brought 40 000 roubles for each Russian hunter.

The GS Rieber skinn AS is going to order for them 20 of such boats at the Solombala ship yard and later give the boats to Pomor sea hunting cooperatives as a form of humanitarian aid.

Marina Antonsen, export manager of the Rieber Skinn, took the floor to tell the Congress about the Norwegian-Russian company “GC Rieber Skinn Pomorje” recently registered in Arhangelsk. The company has its own interest in this business and will support the use of seal hunt quotes and thus promote delivery of raw material to its processing factory in Arhangelsk.

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