Fish industry news
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 Megafishnet.com.
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, Megafishnet.com reports.
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.
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.
Russian fishermen are catching iwashi sardine in South Kuril zone, and earlier this year - in EEZ of Japan, Megafishnet.com reports.
The activity of imports of live sea urchins to Japan in June turned out to be higher than last year, Megafishnet.com reports.
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 Megafishnet.com.
In August 2021 chilled salmon and trout from Murmansk have been traded at surprisingly good prices on Moscow’s wholesale market, reports Megafishnet.com.
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.