Murmansk seafood suppliers expanding export range / March 11, 2019 08:30
In 2018 Murmansk-based fishing companies started to export a number of new fish products to the international market, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Russian export of farmed sea cucumber to Asian countries keeps on rising / February 28, 2019 16:18
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.
Russian fishery company to build shipyard in cooperation with Chinese partner / February 28, 2019 16:18
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.
Overview of Russia’s Alaska pollock market in 2018 / February 21, 2019 11:53
In 2018 Russian fishing companies harvested 1.668 million metric tons of Alaska pollock, of which 1.064 tonnes in the Sea of Okhotsk and 326,000 tonnes in the West Bering Sea zone. As compared to 2017 (1.68 million MT), the harvest declined by 1% or 11,000 tonnes, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Overview of Norwegian fisheries as per week 7/2019 / February 21, 2019 09:02
The herring has arrived at Møre, - and the first vessel with blue whiting is heading for Egersund, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Norges Sildesalgslag (Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization for Pelagic Fish).
HB Grandi: Venus back in vopnafjörður / February 21, 2019 08:57
HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Venus came to Vopnafjörður on Monday with the first payload of blue whiting of the year, caught west of Ireland, making it an 800 nautical mile steam home. The return trip took approximately three days.
Russian $740 million worth exports of wild salmon led by Kurile combine / February 14, 2019 14:20
In 2018 Russian export of wild salmons was soaring and by the end of the year exceeded USD$740 million. For comparison, Alaska pollock exports were not much ahead with ca. 1067 million USD, according to FISHNET analysts who studied customs raw data.
New application campaign for investment quotas taking off in March 2019 / February 8, 2019 14:10
On 1 March 2019 Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries will open the fourth stage of application campaign for those fishing companies who are willing to get extra capture quotas in return for obligation to invest into building of new fishing vessels or processing facilities inside Russia, according to FAF.
Quota shares for crab capture to be distributed via auctions / February 8, 2019 14:10
Despite resistance from some established industry players Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has worked out and submitted to the Government a draft law on allocating 50% of quota shares for crab capture for the period of 10 years at auctions, the quotas to be linked to investments into construction of new objects in Russia, according to the ministry.
Government mulling mandatory sale of crabs and Pollock roe at Russian auctions / February 8, 2019 13:16
The Government of Russia is now mulling mandatory sale of crab and APO roe at auctions meaning that harvesters will be not allowed to export their products without bringing at least a part of the catch to auction, according to the nation’s fishery head Ilya Shestakov quoted by RG.
Russia’s seafood exports showing positive trends / February 8, 2019 13:14
In 2018 the Russian Far East customs office cleared 1.5 million metric tons of seafood for export to the international market, or 9.3% up as compared to 1.41 million tonnes last year, according to the office’s head Yuri Ladynin.
Vladivostok fish port to build state-of-the-art coldstore / February 8, 2019 13:14
Vladmorrybport OAO (plc), a marine fish port in Vladivostok, Russia, has started construction of a new coldstore complex with up to 40,000-tonnes capacity, according to the company.
Overview of catches of major commercial resources in Russia in 2018 / January 31, 2019 16:18
Russia’s harvest of aquatic bioresources in 2018 turned out to be a record high for the last 26 years totaled 5.03 million metric tons to display an increase of 5.1% higher on 2017 and is a record for, according to the nation’s Federal Agency for Fisheries.
Leading Faroese producer of salmon boosting shipments to Russia / January 28, 2019 14:28
Leading Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost has increased its sales of frozen salmon and trout to Russia, according to the customs records of the country.
Russian importers nearly double purchases of salmon from AUSTRALIS MAR SA / January 28, 2019 10:55
The Chilean-based firm AUSTRALIS MAR SA, part of Australis Seafoods S.A, has nearly doubled its sales of frozen salmon and trout to Russia, according to the customs records of the country.
Saint Petersburg-based Northern Shipyard to build four more factory trawlers for NOREBO Group / January 25, 2019 14:46
Northern Shipyard (Severnaya Verf) from Saint Petersburg and one of the nation’s largest fishing companies NOREBO have agreed to build four more factory trawlers under the project No.1707001. Thus, the series of trawlers to be built for NOREBO has gone up to 10 vessels.
Renewed onboard menu of Rossiya Airlines featuring octopus, crabs and caviar / January 25, 2019 14:18
Rossiya Airlines has completely renewed the menu for Business and Economy classes on long-haul flights.The new menu takes into account tastes and preferences of Far Eastern passengers, and products are mostly local, according to the airline’s release.
Fishing quota guide 2019 to help improve purchases for importers of Russian seafood / January 23, 2019 16:40
FISHNET team has produced and published a user-friendly guide of Russian companies’ shares and quotas for fishery in 2019.
Value-added seafood exports to China to contribute to Russia’s $8 billion target / January 22, 2019 08:32
Among other things, Russia’s target of $8 billion seafood exports by 2024 can be reached through greater exportation of non-TAC regulated species, marine culture and greater sales of value-added products to Chinese market, CEO of Dobroflot Group Alexander Yefremov told Fishnews.
Russian government approved the concept of labeling and traceability of goods / January 16, 2019 10:05
On December 28, 2018, the Russian government approved the concept of creating and operating a system of marking and traceability of goods. The document is aimed at eliminating the illegal circulation of industrial goods, according to Russia's Federal Agency for Fisheries.
Magadan fishermen get their 2019 crab quotas under 15-year quota shares / January 14, 2019 09:02
In the closing week of 2018 Magadan fishermen finally got their quotas 2019 for commercial fishery of blue king crab, red king crab, golden king crab and opilio crab in the Sea of Okhotsk, according to Kolyma.
First aquaculture farm at Kamchatka to grow kelp, sea urchin and mussels / January 14, 2019 09:01
Kamchatka’ first aquaculture farm has been licenced to grow kelp, Pacific mussels and sea urchin in the Vilyuchinsk Bay (part of Avacha Bay) and the future farmers are now installing collector lines for the aquatic species. The project’s initiator is Avacha-tral Ltd, which has been engaged in fishing gear manufacture for twenty years and has decided to diversify into aquaculture and become the region’s pioneer in the sector, according to the company’s CEO Vladimir Rezvanov as quoted by krkk.pro
Outlook for Sakhalin salmon season in 2019 / January 14, 2019 09:00
Preliminary forecasts of SakhNIRO fishery research institute indicate much less abundant runs of salmons to the islands as compared to last year 2018, according to SKR.
Wine house and oyster farm joining forces to start restaurant chain / January 11, 2019 10:13
Abrau-Durso Russian Wine House and Crimean Seafood oyster farm, both based in Crimea, have joined forces to set up a chain of restaurants in Russia to offer Black Sea oysters and wine. The chain’s first restaurant called “Dozen: oysters and wine” was launched in Moscow on the New Year eve, according to RBC.
Russian fishery industry needs further deregulation / January 11, 2019 10:12
Russian fishery industry still has quite a number of excessive barriers preventing the sector from more efficient operation, according to a dedicated study conducted by the national research university Higher School of Economics and VARPE Association of Fishery Industrials and Exporters.
Happy New Year from FISHNET / December 29, 2018 12:01
Russia on holiday until 9 January 2019.
Government Committee finalizing resource fees draft for Russian fisheries / December 27, 2018 14:59
As per mid-December the government commission for development of the fishery complex chaired by Vice-PM Alexey Gordeev has reviewed the draft law stipulating amendments to the Tax Code as regards fees for capture of aquatic biological resources, according to the Federal Agency for Fisheries.
Russian fishery head summing up preliminary results of the year 2018 / December 27, 2018 14:59
As per mid-December 2018, the Russian fleets continued active fisheries with a 6% rise on last year. By the end of the year Russia’s total harvest is forecasted to exceed 5 million metric tons (namely 5.05 million tonnes). It will be a record volume since 1992 when the Russian fishermen harvested 5.6 million tonnes of aquatic resources, according to Head of the nation’s Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov briefing fishery journalists on the New Year’s eve.
Ministry of agriculture turning down request to lift import ban on pelagic species / December 24, 2018 11:21
Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has turned down a request from the Fish Union (non-profit organization of mostly processors and importers) to lift import ban on pelagic fish (Atlantic herring, mackerel, capelin and capelin roe, Baltic sprat) originating from the countries which imposed sanctions on Russia, according to the Ministry’s press-service as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Russia merging inshore and offshore fishing quotas and grounds / December 24, 2018 11:20
As of January 2019 the Russian fishermen will be operating in a single fishing space and under a single commercial capture quota as opposed to the previous division to inshore and offshore fishing zones as well as separate offshore and inshore quota entitlements, according to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF).