Norway has crapped its pants over Russia's plans to develop port infrastructure and fish processing capacity in the Murmansk
region (and elsewhere) to handle Russian fishery vessels. The current capacity is inadequate which diverts most of the catch to
Scandinavia. Norway is "concerned" and unhappy that Russia will handle its own catch and thus increase competition.
Long overdue... Norway wants B-1Bs based on its territory then why should Russia treat them better than they treat the hostile Baltic States.
A strategic bombers base in the range of Iskander is just as stupid as one would expect from them.
But the fish processing is something much more interesting.
It all combines.
First, Russia put enormous resources into the revival of the fishing fleet.
It used to be one of the mainstays of yard business building up for the last 10+ years.
Targeted gov assets were applied to all the fishermen and fishing companies wishing to renew the fleet, with only one obstacle: a travler could be purchased in a Russian yard only.
The effect is mindblowing, you should really see it with your own eyes.
Russian fishing fleet is getting brand new and shiny, and that all is being constructed at Russian yards.
In parallel to that, changes in fishing law used to be established, giving the Russian crews&vessles obvious privileges in the Russian economic zones, in some cases excluding the possibility to work there for non-Russian.
On the other hand, in goal to replace the import of goods, "importozamieschenye", just same targeted program was implemented for the food processing industry, and fish&seafood used to be one of the beneficiaries. New facilities started to emerge all over Russia.
And last but not least, a new law about the ownership of a fishing company/ship just gets into the force, requiring all those assets to be owned with the majority of the Russian capital.
The logic behind this is a fact that till now, foreign-owned fishing companies registered in Russia were harvesting the raw fish&seafood, and transporting it for processing abroad. The whole added value was gone for Russia then.
And that is what is going to change now.