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We are pleased to inform that we have just published the July issue of Russian Fish e-Monthly which is edited by Mr. Andrey Buzin, a seafood professional with a background of senior positions in Russia’s leading fishing companies.

Fishing in the Far East in July / July 16, 2021 14:10, paid article

Far Eastern fishermen have off-season of a kind this month, reports

Pollock roe season results / July 16, 2021 14:09, paid article

The season is over, long live the season - our American colleagues might say, who collect almost all the roe, found in fish.  For Russian fishermen, for whom the production of everything is determined by above-specified coefficients, to recognize today's pollock as contenting roe automatically means to hit the volume of fillet and HG production. Therefore, roe women go on vacation, and trawlers go to maintainance.

Shipbuilding for Russian fishing fleet became quite active just about three years ago, and by today a few ships have been handed over to customers, calmly surfing waters and performing the tasks assigned to them in terms of catch. However, there are still many trawlers, seiners, longliners, and crabbers on the slipways, near the quay walls, completing construction or awaiting trials. Megafishnet will look at what shipyards they are being built and what happens to them based on a report prepared by and own expertise.

As per mid-July 2021 the wholesale market at St. Petersburg (Russia’s main entry port for imported seafood) is displaying declining prices for mackerel originating from the Faroe Islands, reports

Current July has been featuring weak trade in the wholesale market of frozen salmon and trout in Moscow, reports

As per mid-July 2021 Murmansk wholesale market is displaying a steadily short supply for cod, haddock and other whitefish for the domestic needs as most of the catch is shipped for export, reports

In mid-July 2021 the market participants in the Russian Far East have been mostly keen on the salmon season progressing in the Basin, reports

The Russian shipments of live king crab to South Korea, which had been falling for three months in a row until May, intensified very sharply in this month, but remained at a lower level compared to last year. Imports of Norwegian products were also much less active than in May 2020, but, as in the case of the Russian shipments, at a much higher price, but the price rise when importing the Russian products was much more powerful, reports


Overall American imports of frozen snow crab were at a higher level in May than in 2020. The price index has risen especially strongly, and not so much for the supply of Russian products, but for the input from the grounds off Eastern Canada, which remains the main supply source of the snow crab on the US market, reports


FAF agrees to foreign-built vessels for krill project / July 14, 2021 08:59, paid article

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) has, in fact, agreed that it will still support the resumption of krill fishery despite proposed construction of vessels at foreign yards. Foreign-built second-hand boats are also considered as an extra option for the resumption of the fishery in the Antarctic by the Russians, reports  


The total catch by the Russian fleet in the fishing areas of the Atlantic Ocean and in the South Pacific Ocean in June amounted to 105.9 thousand metric tons, which is merely 0.7 thousand tons less than the catch in May. However, the progress of the catch in particular areas like the Barents Sea (cod, for example) displayed dynamic changes, reports


Both federal and local fishery authorities are voicing concern that the unrolling salmon season in Kamchatka may run into a shortage of cold storage capacity, reports


The Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) has proved that the pollock trawl fishery in the Western Bering Sea Zone meets the requirements of the international environmental standards of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and on July 6, 2021, the final certification decision on the recognition of the Russian pollock fishery in the Bering Sea as stable and well-managed was published on the MSC website, reports


Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant has completed the installation of the bow section of the newbuilding crabber (design 03141), reports


In a counter move, the Russian government has expanded economic sanctions against Ukraine, reports


Main engine on newbuilding crabber- live crab carrier / July 7, 2021 00:16, paid article

JSC ``Nakhodka Ship Repair Plant '' has performed technological loading of the main engine on a newbuilding crabber- live crab carrier, reports


The Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Investment Projects has approved six new applications for investment quota shares versus an obligation to build fishing vessels at domestic yards, reports


Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law providing for a reduction of the share in the authorized capital of a fishing company, under which it is considered to be under the control of a foreign investor, reports


FAF working at full vaccination against coronavirus / July 6, 2021 08:57, paid article

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) and the consumer protection body Rospotrebnadzor have agreed to look into mandatory vaccination for all crew members of fishing and transport vessels, reports


Second stage of crab quota auctions being prepared / July 5, 2021 15:49, paid article

The documentation for the second stage of crab auctions is being prepared now within the Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF), reports


The largest business association of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country, OPORA RUSSII (SUPPORT OF RUSSIA), has come forward with an initiative to allow permanent residents of coastal settlements to sell their catches to fishing companies, reports


Vladivostok Fish Port boosting revenue / July 5, 2021 00:26, paid article

Last year was a serious test of strength, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which severely hit the domestic economy. However, despite the adjustments in the work, in 2021, Vladivostok Fish Port (Vladmorrybport) managed to significantly increase its revenue, reports


Domestic importers are facing a situation when the customs authorities will retrospectively charge additional payments based on documents from the Chinese Custom Administration. But such grounds are illegitimate, the Fish Union amalgamating importers and processors complained to a senator from Russia’s Federation Council (Parliament’s Upper House), reports


President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 338 of 02.07.2021 "On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Fisheries and Conservation of Aquatic Biological Resources" and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation". The relevant document was published on July 2, 2021 on the official Internet portal of legal information, reports


Russian Aquaculture's Board of Directors has re-elected Ilya Sosnov as the company's CEO until 2024, reports


In early July the Russian Aquaculture Group of Companies (the "Company") (MOEX: AQUA), the largest Russian company in the commercial fish farming (aquaculture) sector, announced an increase in the volume of the share repurchase program, reports


President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law that establishes value-added tax benefits for aquaculture, reports


Lenta (MOEX & LSE: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, has launched centralized production sites in distribution centers in Moscow Region, Novosibirsk and Leningrad Region surrounding St. Petersburg, reports


Russia’s major importer DEFA Group has notified buyers that as per early July the first batch of northern shrimp Pandalus borealis, caught by its own Arctic Lion shrimper in the Barents Sea, has arrived at the company's coldstore in St. Petersburg, reports


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