Discussion focused on the problems that emerged following the transformation of several fishing companies into joint stock companies.
In mid August workers at loss-making fishing companies in the Maritime Region set up a camp on the outskirts of Vladivostok. The fishermen demanded that their overdue wages be paid and that the local authorities intervene.
After their meeting with President Putin the fishermen ended their protest. The President gave instructions to the law-enforcement bodies to resolve the situation with the fishing companies.