OREANDA-NEWS.  December 02, 2013. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) fined Roliz Ltd. (the legal successor of Roliz CJSC and Trawler Fleet Administration Ltd.) over five million Rubles in total for concluding an agreement that could have led to fixing or maintaining prices on the market of catching and selling Pollack and the products of its processing, and for participating in the agreement.

On 1st November 2013 FAS held administratively liable the following participants of the Pollack cartel: Association of Pollock Catchers Non-Commercial Organization, Magadanryba Ltd., Lamchatimpex CJSC, Ostrov Sakhalin CJSC, Naxodka Active Marine Fishing Base OJSC, Tralflot OJSC, Sofko Ltd., Sovgavanryba Ltd., Polluks Ltd., Sakhalin Fishing Cooperative Ltd., Vostokrybprom Ltd., Ayan Ltd., Dalvest Ltd., Dalryba OJSC, Okeanrybflot OJSC, Preobrazhenskaya Trawler Fleet Base OJSC, Pelagial Ltd., Intraros CJSC, Pacific Ocean Department for Exploratory Fishing and Research Fleet CJSC, and Sakhalin Leasing Fleet CJSC.

The total fines exceeded 113 million Rubles.

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On 20th December 2012, FAS found that Association of Pollock Catchers violated Part 5 Article 11 of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition (unlawful coordination of economic activities), cartel members violated Clause 1 Part 1 Article 11 of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition (an agreement that leads to fixing or maintaining prices), and Clause 4 Part 1 Article 11 of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition (an agreement that leads to reduced production).

On 23rd October 2013, Moscow Arbitration Court confirmed legitimacy of FAS decision on a case on cartel on the market of catching and sales of Pollack and the products of its processing.