Fish industry news
While the salmon season has been featuring record breaking harvests in mid-August 2021, catches of Alaska pollock, sardine, plaice and squid have been seriously down year-on-year, reports Megafishnet.com.
Megafishnet.com experts followed production of most important fish products in Pacific Russia, produced out of Alaska pollock, Pacific Cod, Pacific Herring, far-eastern soles.
The main objects of the fishery in terms of production (catch): Alaska pollock - 1166 thousand tons (the share of the catch is 58.4%); cod - 111,270 tons; Pacific herring - 204 thousand tons (46% of TAC plus recommended catch); Far Eastern flounders - 31,290 tons, Megafishnet.com reports.
At Far East and the Arctic Development Corporation (KRDV), with the support of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, a round table "New investment cycle in the fishing industry: business expectations" was held. More than 60 representatives of the largest companies in the fishing industry, authorities of the subjects of the Far Eastern Federal District, the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and industry associations participated in the event, Megafishnet.com reports.
The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has switched to direct shipments of seafood products in refrigerated containers to Europe, the USA and Southeast Asia by sea from the port of Vladivostok. Previously, the routine would be to ship to these regions exclusively through the ports of Korea and China, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russia and China are discussing access for Russian trampers to Chinese ports in apparent conjunction with the Russian offer for the Chinese to buy pollock fishing quotas, reports Meghafishnet.com.
As per mid-August 2021 Murmansk wholesale market is displaying rising prices for mackerel harvested by the Russian fleets, reports Megafishnet.com.
The Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation to develop a separate federal draft law "On the Closed Cycle Economy" in the Russian Federation. The future law will affect many industries including the fishery products sector, reports Megafishnet.com.
JSC "Chukotrybpromkhoz" owned by the regional government has been sold by auction with the starting price exceeded by 2 billion rubles mostly due to the quota shares it owns until the year 2033 for fishery in the Russian Far East, reports Megafishnet.com.
On August 13, 2021, the Symphony transport reefer, owned by the Dobroflot Group of Companies, began the sixth annual expedition along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to deliver pacific salmon from the Russian Far East to Arkhangelsk, reports Megafishnet.com.
The Antey Group of Companies (a big crab harvester) has announced its decision to create an investment group "Fish Corporation.RF" together with the North-Western Fishing Consortium (NWFC). The new entity will be engaged in the implementation of infrastructure projects in the fishery industry, reports Megafishnet.com.
Vladivostok Fish Terminal LLC (a subsidiary of Vladivostok Fish Port) has received MSC chain of custody certificate, reports Megafishnet.com.
The Open Bunkering Base of the Fishing Fleet LLC (a subsidiary of PJSC NBAMR) has commissioned a modern cold storage complex with a block of administrative and household premises in the city of Nakhodka, Primorsky Krai province, reports Megafishnet.com.
On August 3, 2021, the General Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China updated the List of Russian fish processing enterprises and vessels that supply fishery and aquaculture products to the People's Republic of China in respect of six fish processing enterprises and vessels, reports Megafishnet.com.
During recent video talks with Uruguay, Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has noted that there is a potential for more frozen fish imports from Uruguay to the domestic market, reports Megafishnett.com.
In September, the Center of fishery monitoring and communications (CFMC) together with Gazprom Space Systems JSC will begin implementing measures to test the Russian satellite communication equipment on ships to provide broadband Internet access, reports Megafishnet.com.
The newbuilding crabber Okhotsk, the first being built in the Russian Far East (builder the Eastern Shipyard in Vladivostok) made two trips on July 30 and 31 for factory sea trials, reports Megafishnet.com.
In the first half of 2021, sturgeon farms in Russia considerably boosted production of fish and roe, reports Megafishnet.com.
During July, the catch of the Russian fishing fleet amounted to 123.7 thousand metric tons in the Atlantic Ocean and the South Pacific to display an increase of 17.8 thousand tons compared to June. It should be also noted that since the start of the year to July the cod catch has considerably increased, reports Megafishnet.com.