Fish industry news
The government of Russia is going to form an integral system of wholesale food markets, rendering the entire range of services for acceptance, packaging and sale of products. The concept of this sector’s development was approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin by the order No.2689-r dated September 27, reports Megafishnet.com.
Rosrybolovstvo (Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries or FAF) will hold a three-day auction in November to sell quota shares for capture of various fish species in the nation’s Far East, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) will auction shares of Pacific salmon quotas in the nation’s Far East on November 29-30 and December 7-9 later this year, reports Megafishnet.com.
In the second half of September 2021 the Russian producers dramatically increased their prices for frozen pink salmon roe from the new season. Quite expectedly, the sellers again commanded very tight prices, showing no willingness to lower prices for the Japanese and other buyers, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has lost the case of allegedly illegal transfer of quota shares for pollock capture in the Sea of Okhotsk as a result of reorganization of companies - from Ayrup LLC to Salyut LLC and later to Poronai LLC. The production output under these quotas in 2021 amounted to 10.88 thousand metric tons, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has disclosed a false transit scheme for fish supplies from a Belarusian company. As of September 23 current, import from this company is prohibited, reports Megafishnet.com.
In 2020 fish consumption in Russia amounted to 22.2 kilos per capita versus 22kg in 2019. And consumption tends to grow, reports Megafishnet.com.
On September 24, the Admiralty Shipyards shipbuilding enterprise in St. Petersburg launched a large freez trawler "Kapitan Martynov", which is being built under the government program of investment quotas, reports Megafishnet.com.
The aquaculture production in Russia has doubled over the past 10 years, this year it is expected to grow by 15%, reports Megafishnet.com.
In early September, the Fishing Industry Union of the North (FIUN) gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in the Barents Sea. The certificate was presented to fishermen at the Seafood Expo Russia exhibition by representatives of the UCSL auditing company, which performed the fishery’s assessment, reportS Megafishnet.com.
According to Rosstat, in August 2021 Russia produced 378 thousand metric tons of frozen fish, 17.3% more year-on-year, but 6.4% less than in July 2021. During the first eight months of 2021, the nation’s total frozen fish output amounted to 2.1 million tonnes, 1.7% less YOY, reports MegaFishnet.com.
Container logistics sector will continue suffering from post-pandemic challenges in 2022, and experts say that the situation can go easier with long-term planning also covering fish cargoes, reports Megafishnet.com.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service has stopped the case against the Vladivostok-based Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) and its members, the proceedings initiated last year at the request of the Russian Fishery Company (RFC), reports Megafishent.com.
ROK-1 Group, a major value-added processor based in St-Petersburg, will be at least doubling its output by building a new processing plant and a RAS trout farm in the surrounding region, reports Megafishnet.com.
The Northern Yard based in St-Petersburg has floated the newbuilding factory trawler Kapitan Ostashkov for NOREBO Group. The vessel was ordered by member company JSC "Karelian seafood", reports MegaFishnet.com.
Rosrybolovstvo (Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries or FAF for short), the National Association of Industrial Aquaculture Enterprises and AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies, a world leader in the field of intelligent recycling systems for onshore aquaculture, signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of fish farming development, reports Megafishnet.com.
Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) has successfully completed the MSC certification of the East Kamchatka Alaska (Walleye) pollock mid-water trawl fishery in the North Kuril zone and the Petropavlovsk-Commander subzone. This expands the possibilities of producing pollock products with value added, reports Megafishnet.com.
The first specialized fish market in Vladivostok should start operating in 2024, according to the governor of the Primorsky Territory (Capital Vladivostok) Oleg Kozhemyako.
One of the largest fish canneries in Russia is being built in the Svetlovsky city district of the Kaliningrad region, reports Megafishnet.com.
A plant for the production of fishmeal and fishoil from fish waste is to be built in the Murmansk region in 2022, reports Megafishnet.com.