Social and economic impact of the Project
Being among the leading sectors of the Murmansk oblast economy, the fishing industry markedly shapes the regional social and economical conditions.
Economic indicators of the fishing industry of the Murmansk oblast, 2017
- Share in the gross regional product: 11.3%
- Annual capture of biological resources: 702.7 thousand t
- Annual production of finished fish products: 555.1 thousand t (approx.16% of the Russian production)
- Enterprises engaged in fishing, aquaculture, fish-processing, canning: 200+
- Industrial workforce: 7.5+ thousand people
Problems in the fishing industry and the solutions offered by the Project
|Significant ODS and F-gas emissions are generated during the operation of catching and processing ships and during their decommissioning.||
|Onshore enterprises (including new ones) use ODSs and F-gases to be phased out under international agreements.||Conversion of the selected enterprises to ozone- and climate-safe substances and technologies. Demonstration of feasibility, efficiency, and safety of offered technological solutions.|
|Outdated facilities and training programs of the educational institutions that train specialists in the fishing industry.||Rendering of technical assistance to the Murmansk State Technical University and establishment on its basis of a modern training center that would contribute to technology transfer for the fishing industry.|
Environment and health
|The ozone layer depleted by ODS emissions ensures weaker protection from UVB radiation.
UVB radiation causes:
|Phase-out of approx. 18.65 ODP t of ODS (HCFC)|
|Climate change causes:
||Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 308 t within 5 years both through reduction of consumption of ODS and F-gases and adoption of new energy-efficient technologies and substances|
The Project grants men and women equal access to environmental resources, and goods and services that may be obtained using these resources, and control the resources.
Men and women have access to human resource development programs that women, who together with children are extremely vulnerable to effects of UV-radiation and climate change, are encouraged to participate in these programs. Women’s organizations will be involved in the Project’s information campaigns dedicated to the effects of ODSs and F-gases.
Gender equality indicators, e.g. gender ratio of participants of workshops and information programs, will be evaluated at the start of the Project, and re-evaluated and analyzed upon its completion to demonstrate the efficiency of the Project activities to improve the gender ratio.