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The Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic has submitted for discussion a draft government decree that would extend the successful experience of the Russian Far East in the formation and distribution of aquaculture sites to the North Fisheries Basin, reports

In 2020 Russian fish farmers have been able to get relief under the extra protection through subsidized insurance extended to aquaculture as of 1st January 2019, reports

In the first nine months of 2020 Russian salmon and trout farms considerably increased production volumes year-on-year, reports


Marine culture in the Russian Far East has been surging in the last few years still tapping only a fraction of the potential of millions of metric tons in the region, reports

Oyster production in the Krasnodar Territory near Sochi where the Olympic Winter Games 2014 has tripled during the last five years. Now the local farmers harvest ca. 190 metric tons of Black Sea oysters per year.

According to preliminary data, in January-March 2020, Russia produced more than 112.8 thousand metric tons of farmed fish, by 37.5% up on Q1 2019.

Construction is currently underway at Samherji's land-based fish farming site in Grindavík. Three new sea holes have been drilled in the lava at the site.

The challenge to produce anguillid glass eels for large-scale aquaculture endures in Japan

The aquafeed producer BioMar states that the measures taken across Europe to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 have had no negative consequences on feed production and deliveries from their production facilities in Greece, Spain, France, Denmark (and Turkey).

According to preliminary data from Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries for 2019, the aquaculture production of salmon species in the Russian Federation has more than doubled compared to the indicators of 2015 (44.9 thousand tons), amounting to 90.8 thousand tonnes.

Kyrgyzstan-based trout farm growing fish of up to 10 kilos has been continuously developing its product range and is now going to diversify into trout canning.

Since 2014 Russian production of mussels and oysters has risen more than 17-fold to 1700 metric tons.

Azov-Don Sturgeon Company Ltd from Bataysk, Rostov region, Russia will invest about 200 million rubles (3.1 million USD) into construction of a sturgeon farm in the Azov region and in raising mussels and oysters in the Crimea.

Akvatrade company will build a salmon farming combine in the Lodeinopolsky district of Leningrad region surrounding Saint Petersburg to produce 2 thousand metric tons of salmon per year. Investments into the project are estimated at 500 million rubles (7.8 mln USD, 6.9 mln Euro).

Russian scientists from the South Research Centre of the nation’s Academy of Science have worked out special physiologic tests for precise defining sturgeon maturity and readiness for spawning. The technology is being patented by the scientists.

A large oyster and mussel farm will be built near Yevpatoriya (Western Crimea). The project is backed by investments from Rostov-based Azovo-Donskaya Osetrovaya Kompania (AZDOK), reports

By the year 2030 Russian salmon and trout farms are expected to produce 185,000 metric tons of salmons, 2.5 times up from the current result of 66,600 tonnes.

Development Corporation of Udmurtia (a republic in the Volga Federal District) will start construction of a new fish farming complex for pond culture of African sharptooth catfish.

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery is scrutinizing ecological certification of aquaculture products. Details are undisclosed, but for the fact that it will touch not only domestic products, but imported as well.

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

A dedicated online service has been set up for marine culture investors in the Russian Far East enabling them to form boundaries of a fish farming site and make an auction bid for it online, according to Deputy CEO of the Far East Development Fund Dmitry Chernyshev.

The Supervisory Council of the Special Economic Zone Lotus in Astrakhan has approved a business plan of the investment project of “Construction of a plant for the production of starter and grower feeds for aquaculture facilities” submitted by Rybniye Korma JSC, according to Lotos’s press-centre.

The introduction of millions of juvenile trepang in the Gulf of Vladimir by OOO Biobank of Primorye in the last six years has led to large abundance of the valuable sea cucumber with the first tonne of the product harvested and sent for processing.

Provisional figures indicate that in January-September 2018 Russia produced 149,500 metric tons of commodity farmed fish, up by 6% as compared to the corresponding result of last year, according to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF).

Joint research between TCFFI, USDA and EWOS uses new diet for post-smolt to food-size fish

Japanese growers join ASC / April 12, 2016 10:03

A NUMBER of oyster farms destroyed by the Japanese tsunami have been replaced by more sustainable alternatives, according to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), which has just accredited the Shizugawa Branch of the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries Co-operative ...

Vessel will take fight to lice / April 12, 2016 10:00

A NEW wellboat, equipped with the latest technology for fighting lice and AGD, was officially launched by Marine Harvest in Fort William on April 9 ...

Zika and Ebola get all the headlines, but pathogens that threaten livestock and crops could be even more dangerous for humans ...

Brakes backs sustainable seafood / April 5, 2016 09:45

BRAKES Group has become the first foodservice supplier to introduce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified prawns in the UK ...

Timorese tilapia boost / April 1, 2016 09:59

A HATCHERY which will produce up to 5 million genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) a year has been opened in Timor-Leste ...


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