African catfish tasting like sturgeon to be cultured in Udmurtia / March 15, 2019 09:25
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.
Ecological certification of aquaculture products may be launched in Russia / March 15, 2019 09:23
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.
Russian fishermen boosted catches beyond national waters by ca.50% / March 15, 2019 09:21
As per March 13, 2019 the Russian fishermen harvested 117,000 metric tons of aquatic biological resources in the convention areas, foreign EEZs and international waters of the World Ocean, nearly 50% up on the respective result of last year.
New Alaska pollock processing plant to be ready in Primorye ahead of schedule / March 15, 2019 09:20
Vladivostok-based Russian Fishery Company is building a new fish processing plant Russian pollock. According to the schedule, the plant is to be commissioned in 2020, though the company says they are running ahead of schedule.
Ministry of Economic Development failing to stop crab quota auction draft / March 15, 2019 09:06
Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has produced a negative opinion on the draft law on auctioning 50% quotas for crab capture due to irregularities, potential budget losses and risks for the industry.
Results of Russian fisheries in January-February 2019 / March 11, 2019 08:59
As per 6 March 2019 Russia’s total catches amounted to 843,300 metric tons, 4.8% down on the similar result of last year due to unfavourable weather conditions in the beginning of the season, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).
Two fish processing plants to be built in Karelia / March 11, 2019 08:58
Construction of two fish processing plants has taken off in Kondopoga, Karelia. In the future these two factories will become a substructure for a single fish centre of Russia’s Northwest, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).
Russia’s leading food retailer welcoming new foreign suppliers / March 11, 2019 08:40
In 2018 Russia’s leading multiformat retailer X5 Retail Group made more contracts with foreign suppliers under the direct import program, namely the number of such contracts rose by 114 as compared to the previous year. The whole list of the retailer’s suppliers includes more than 5600 companies, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).
Russian combine boosting range of ready-to-eat products from Pacific sardine / March 11, 2019 08:36
Vladivostok-based fishing and processing combine Antey is boosting production of ready-to-eat items from Pacific sardine (iwashi) Sardinops melanostictus on its Moscow factory, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).
Murmansk seafood suppliers expanding export range / March 11, 2019 08:30
In 2018 Murmansk-based fishing companies started to export a number of new fish products to the international market, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Russian fishery company to build shipyard in cooperation with Chinese partner / February 28, 2019 16:18
Mag-Sea International Co., LTD from Magadan, Russia, is planning to build a shipyard in Vladivostok-led Primorye in cooperation with the Chinese biggest shipbuilding company DSIC from Dalian, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Russian export of farmed sea cucumber to Asian countries keeps on rising / February 28, 2019 16:18
In the recent years Russian companies based in the Far East Fishery Basin have been boosting production of farmed Japanese sea cucumber. As a result, sea cucumber exports to the Asian Pacific countries jumped six-fold in value terms, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Overview of Russia’s Alaska pollock market in 2018 / February 21, 2019 11:53
In 2018 Russian fishing companies harvested 1.668 million metric tons of Alaska pollock, of which 1.064 tonnes in the Sea of Okhotsk and 326,000 tonnes in the West Bering Sea zone. As compared to 2017 (1.68 million MT), the harvest declined by 1% or 11,000 tonnes, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Overview of Norwegian fisheries as per week 7/2019 / February 21, 2019 09:02
The herring has arrived at Møre, - and the first vessel with blue whiting is heading for Egersund, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Norges Sildesalgslag (Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization for Pelagic Fish).
HB Grandi: Venus back in vopnafjörður / February 21, 2019 08:57
HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Venus came to Vopnafjörður on Monday with the first payload of blue whiting of the year, caught west of Ireland, making it an 800 nautical mile steam home. The return trip took approximately three days.
Russian $740 million worth exports of wild salmon led by Kurile combine / February 14, 2019 14:20
In 2018 Russian export of wild salmons was soaring and by the end of the year exceeded USD$740 million. For comparison, Alaska pollock exports were not much ahead with ca. 1067 million USD, according to FISHNET analysts who studied customs raw data.
Quota shares for crab capture to be distributed via auctions / February 8, 2019 14:10
Despite resistance from some established industry players Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has worked out and submitted to the Government a draft law on allocating 50% of quota shares for crab capture for the period of 10 years at auctions, the quotas to be linked to investments into construction of new objects in Russia, according to the ministry.
New application campaign for investment quotas taking off in March 2019 / February 8, 2019 14:10
On 1 March 2019 Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries will open the fourth stage of application campaign for those fishing companies who are willing to get extra capture quotas in return for obligation to invest into building of new fishing vessels or processing facilities inside Russia, according to FAF.
Government mulling mandatory sale of crabs and Pollock roe at Russian auctions / February 8, 2019 13:16
The Government of Russia is now mulling mandatory sale of crab and APO roe at auctions meaning that harvesters will be not allowed to export their products without bringing at least a part of the catch to auction, according to the nation’s fishery head Ilya Shestakov quoted by RG.
Russia’s seafood exports showing positive trends / February 8, 2019 13:14
In 2018 the Russian Far East customs office cleared 1.5 million metric tons of seafood for export to the international market, or 9.3% up as compared to 1.41 million tonnes last year, according to the office’s head Yuri Ladynin.
Vladivostok fish port to build state-of-the-art coldstore / February 8, 2019 13:14
Vladmorrybport OAO (plc), a marine fish port in Vladivostok, Russia, has started construction of a new coldstore complex with up to 40,000-tonnes capacity, according to the company.
Overview of catches of major commercial resources in Russia in 2018 / January 31, 2019 16:18
Russia’s harvest of aquatic bioresources in 2018 turned out to be a record high for the last 26 years totaled 5.03 million metric tons to display an increase of 5.1% higher on 2017 and is a record for, according to the nation’s Federal Agency for Fisheries.
Leading Faroese producer of salmon boosting shipments to Russia / January 28, 2019 14:28
Leading Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost has increased its sales of frozen salmon and trout to Russia, according to the customs records of the country.
Russian importers nearly double purchases of salmon from AUSTRALIS MAR SA / January 28, 2019 10:55
The Chilean-based firm AUSTRALIS MAR SA, part of Australis Seafoods S.A, has nearly doubled its sales of frozen salmon and trout to Russia, according to the customs records of the country.
Saint Petersburg-based Northern Shipyard to build four more factory trawlers for NOREBO Group / January 25, 2019 14:46
Northern Shipyard (Severnaya Verf) from Saint Petersburg and one of the nation’s largest fishing companies NOREBO have agreed to build four more factory trawlers under the project No.1707001. Thus, the series of trawlers to be built for NOREBO has gone up to 10 vessels.
Renewed onboard menu of Rossiya Airlines featuring octopus, crabs and caviar / January 25, 2019 14:18
Rossiya Airlines has completely renewed the menu for Business and Economy classes on long-haul flights.The new menu takes into account tastes and preferences of Far Eastern passengers, and products are mostly local, according to the airline’s release.
Fishing quota guide 2019 to help improve purchases for importers of Russian seafood / January 23, 2019 16:40
FISHNET team has produced and published a user-friendly guide of Russian companies’ shares and quotas for fishery in 2019.
Value-added seafood exports to China to contribute to Russia’s $8 billion target / January 22, 2019 08:32
Among other things, Russia’s target of $8 billion seafood exports by 2024 can be reached through greater exportation of non-TAC regulated species, marine culture and greater sales of value-added products to Chinese market, CEO of Dobroflot Group Alexander Yefremov told Fishnews.
Russian government approved the concept of labeling and traceability of goods / January 16, 2019 10:05
On December 28, 2018, the Russian government approved the concept of creating and operating a system of marking and traceability of goods. The document is aimed at eliminating the illegal circulation of industrial goods, according to Russia's Federal Agency for Fisheries.
Magadan fishermen get their 2019 crab quotas under 15-year quota shares / January 14, 2019 09:02
In the closing week of 2018 Magadan fishermen finally got their quotas 2019 for commercial fishery of blue king crab, red king crab, golden king crab and opilio crab in the Sea of Okhotsk, according to Kolyma.