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Stocks of red king crab off West Kamchatka decreasing
August 28, 2021 00:47

Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has made changes to the total allowable catch of crabs in the Russian Far East in 2021 introducing corrections into the permitted harvest volumes of red king crab and snow crab Bairdi off West Kamchatka, reports

Russian catch gathering positive momentum
August 27, 2021 01:01

By August 24, 2021, the Russian fishermen harvested more than 3.42 million metric tons of fish and seafood to display an increase of 0.1% compared to the same period of 2020, reports

Shipments by rail appreciate on record salmon catch in Russian Far East
August 26, 2021 01:01

The cost of shipping fish from Vladivostok to Moscow has increased from 18-19 rubles (ca. $0.24 – $0.26) per kilo at the end of June to RUB 25 (ca.$0.34) per kg in week 34, reports

Pacific salmon catch hitting further record results in Russian Far East
August 25, 2021 09:48

Pacific salmon season continues to develop with giant strides in the Russian Far East, reports

Ambitious project to boost Russian krill catch to 600 thousand MT and beyond
August 24, 2021 09:16

The government-owned JSC Center for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technology is preparing an ambitious project named "Krill-expedition" which could push the Russian krill catch up to 600KT and beyond. To meet the goal, it is planned to use state support schemes, reports

Northern Shipyard starts building tenth factory trawler for NOREBO Group
August 23, 2021 00:39

The Northern Shipyard based in St-Petersburg, Russia, has started building the tenth factory trawler named "Captain Sosnin" for Sakhalin Leasing Fleet Company (subsidiary of the NOREBO Group), reports

Russian Customs to set up intelligent checkpoints
August 23, 2021 00:20

The head of the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Vladimir Bulavin, announced plans to introduce a digital platform that will be used by all regulatory authorities at checkpoints, reports

Surging seafood shipments by Russian railways from Vladivostok
August 23, 2021 00:11

In the seven months of 2021, 331.7 thousand metric tons of fish products were shipped by rail from Primorsky Krai province (Capital Vladivostok) displaying an increase by 22.3% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, 46.6 thousand metric tons were shipped in July (+43% compared with July 2020), reports

Urals-based manufacturer starting production of badly-needed reefer containers
August 22, 2021 23:53

"ChTZ-Uraltrac " subsidiary of the Uralvagonzavod Concern (part of the Rostec Group of Companies) based in the Chelyabinsk region, Russia, is launching manufacture of refrigerated containers, reports

First serial crabber launched at the Eastern Shipyard in Vladivostok
August 22, 2021 23:16

The Vladivostok-based Eastern Shipyard has launched crabber Ayan (design 03141) ordered by the Far Eastern Coast LLC (part of Sigma Marine Technology Group), reports

Subsidies for pollock shipments to help boost supply on Russian market
August 22, 2021 00:05

The introduction of subsidized railway charges for pollock shipments to the central regions from the Russian Far East was discussed at a meeting held by the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) Ilya Shestakov in a videoconference mode, reports

Japanese buyers complain of unexpected high prices for Russian pink salmon roe
August 21, 2021 23:14

In mid-August, Japanese importers started purchasing frozen salmon roe from the new season. The Russian product came into the focus first because of the early rise to high catch rates in the Kamchatka salmon fisheries. With the pink salmon harvest hitting a record 393KT as per 17 August, the prices of the first purchases disappointed the Japanese users, since they were almost as good for the Russians as last year's, despite the big current harvest, reports

Russia’s seafood import results in first half 2021
August 19, 2021 14:30

DEFA Group (leading importer) has prepared a brief report on the Russian fish and seafood imports in the first half of 2021 in comparison with the same period last year. It is amazing that despite the pandemic and other calamities, growth in nearly all segments was observed, reports

Fishermen will be able to catch more than 300 thousand tons of herring in season B
August 19, 2021 10:20

Specialists of VNIRO Pacific branch (TINRO-Centre) have prepared seasonal forecast “Feeding herring-2021”. The document was created on the basis of data from many years of resource research of the Far Eastern branches, analysis of field and other statistics, reports.

More than 450 thousand tons of Pacific salmon were harvested in the Far East
August 19, 2021 10:15

The Far East is actively fishing for Pacific salmon: 453 thousand tons were harvested by August 17, which is 14% more than the cyclical 2019 level and more than double the 2020 indicator (99% of the forecasted catch). The development of fishing and the supply of fish products to the shore was discussed at a meeting of the headquarters for organizing salmon fishing, which was chaired by the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov via videoconference with the regions of the Far East.

Russian Crab Group working produces high quality products
August 19, 2021 09:58

The Russian Crab Group of Companies today is the largest crab fishing company in Pacific Russia and the second largest in Russia. In 2020, the company utilised the largest package of crab quotas in the Far East - 13 thousand tons, and quadrupled its export volume compared to 2019.

More than 50 thousand tons of iwashi sardine has been caught
August 19, 2021 09:56

Russian fishermen are catching iwashi sardine in South Kuril zone, and earlier this year - in EEZ of Japan, reports.

Supplies of live sea urchins are more active and at higher prices
August 19, 2021 09:35

The activity of imports of live sea urchins to Japan in June turned out to be higher than last year, reports.

Russian mackerel appreciating at St-Petersburg’s wholesale seafood market
August 18, 2021 17:23

As per mid-August 2021 the wholesale market at St. Petersburg (Russia’s main entry port for imported seafood) is displaying declining demand for Russian mackerel against the background of higher prices, reports

In mid-August 2021 salmon and trout prices in Moscow stay calm
August 18, 2021 16:41

In August 2021 chilled salmon and trout from Murmansk have been traded at surprisingly good prices on Moscow’s wholesale market, reports

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