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In 2018 Murmansk Marine Fish Port generated double profit year-on-year. The stevedore company’s EBITDA amounted to 60.42 million RUR or 61.32 million RUR more than in 2017, reports www.megafishnet.com.

Resident of the Free port of Vladivostok (a port zone under a special custom and taxation system, with a particular jurisdiction regarding investments) Vostochnyi Bereg Ltd will start manufacturing laminated tins for seafood on its current premises in Nakhodka.

Scientists from the Far East Federal University have worked out a powder mixture from jellyfish and lemon to prepare a healthy drink with exotic flavour.

Russian scientists from the South Research Centre of the nation’s Academy of Science have worked out special physiologic tests for precise defining sturgeon maturity and readiness for spawning. The technology is being patented by the scientists.

A large oyster and mussel farm will be built near Yevpatoriya (Western Crimea). The project is backed by investments from Rostov-based Azovo-Donskaya Osetrovaya Kompania (AZDOK), reports www.megafishnet.com.

In the first three months of 2019 Russian fleets harvested 1.33 million metric tons of finfish and other seafood, 3% down year-on-year, reports www.megafishnet.com.

A roundtable dedicated to ‘Fisheries: The Social Dimension as a Factor for the Development of Territories’ will be held as part of the 3rd Global Fishery Forum business programme. Fishery experts and representatives of industry-related agencies from Russia and major fishing nations will discuss the creation of modern fishing industry infrastructure and its role in regional development.

At the local show to be held in Khabarovsk in mid-June current the guests will be offered to taste a brand new product called habcrab-burger.

At a recent meeting with Yury Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary in Russia’s Far East, Kamchatka’s Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin has initiated use of duty free shops for export promotion of ecologically pure Russian fish.

In 2018 Russian companies based in Vladivostok-led Primorskiy Krai boosted shipments of animal products (inc. seafood) to South Korea, China, Japan and Singapore.

Big Swedish companies are planning to boost their purchases of finfish and seafood from the Russian Far East Fishery Basin, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to TASS.

Russian fishery scientists have worked out recommendations for the nation’s TACs in 2020 at 3 million metric tons.

By the year 2030 Russian salmon and trout farms are expected to produce 185,000 metric tons of salmons, 2.5 times up from the current result of 66,600 tonnes.

During its recent visit to Vladivostok-led Primorye Delim investment company based in South Korea showed interest in a number of big projects currently implemented in the region.

UK-based company Bhagat Holdings belonging to Mr Keshav Bhagat from Kaliningrad, Russia, has purchased a suspended fish processing factory in Annan, Scotland, and is going to reopen it in autumn 2019.

Dobroflot fishing and processing company based in Vladivostok-led Primorye will commission a new processing facility later this year.

Russian Fishery Company (RFC) announced the retail sales of premium quality Alaska Pollock products in the “ready to cook” category. Produced in cooperation with the Agama Group products will arrive on the shelves of Russian retail chains in April this year under the combined brand “Agama-Nordeco” (Nordeco is RFC’s retail brand).

 

Producer of onboard equipment BJØRDAL and naval architects Skipskompetanse, both based in Norway, have recently opened subsidiaries in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in order to get ready for new orders from local companies willing to participate in the national program on investment quotas. The government program stipulates allocation of extra capture quotas in return for obligation to build new fishing vessels and processing plants inside Russia.

Development Corporation of Udmurtia (a republic in the Volga Federal District) will start construction of a new fish farming complex for pond culture of African sharptooth catfish.

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery is scrutinizing ecological certification of aquaculture products. Details are undisclosed, but for the fact that it will touch not only domestic products, but imported as well.

As per March 13, 2019 the Russian fishermen harvested 117,000 metric tons of aquatic biological resources in the convention areas, foreign EEZs and international waters of the World Ocean, nearly 50% up on the respective result of last year.

Vladivostok-based Russian Fishery Company is building a new fish processing plant Russian pollock. According to the schedule, the plant is to be commissioned in 2020, though the company says they are running ahead of schedule.

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has produced a negative opinion on the draft law on auctioning 50% quotas for crab capture due to irregularities, potential budget losses and risks for the industry.

As per 6 March 2019 Russia’s total catches amounted to 843,300 metric tons, 4.8% down on the similar result of last year due to unfavourable weather conditions in the beginning of the season, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).

Construction of two fish processing plants has taken off in Kondopoga, Karelia. In the future these two factories will become a substructure for a single fish centre of Russia’s Northwest, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).

In 2018 Russia’s leading multiformat retailer X5 Retail Group made more contracts with foreign suppliers under the direct import program, namely the number of such contracts rose by 114 as compared to the previous year. The whole list of the retailer’s suppliers includes more than 5600 companies, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).

Vladivostok-based fishing and processing combine Antey is boosting production of ready-to-eat items from Pacific sardine (iwashi) Sardinops melanostictus on its Moscow factory, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).

In 2018 Murmansk-based fishing companies started to export a number of new fish products to the international market, reports www.megafishnet.com.

Mag-Sea International Co., LTD from Magadan, Russia, is planning to build a shipyard in Vladivostok-led Primorye in cooperation with the Chinese biggest shipbuilding company DSIC from Dalian, reports www.megafishnet.com.

In the recent years Russian companies based in the Far East Fishery Basin have been boosting production of farmed Japanese sea cucumber. As a result, sea cucumber exports to the Asian Pacific countries jumped six-fold in value terms, reports www.megafishnet.com.

 
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