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Korea working on pollock sourcing from Russia / May 17, 2021 10:37, paid article

As this year production of pollock WR in Russian waters has become quite low (82% of 2020 as for Jan-Apr), Alaskan production was insignificant (238 MT).  Korea stopped pollock import from Japan after the Fukushima disaster 10 years ago, and current plans to dump heavy water doesn’t motivate them to lift the ban.  It makes problems for APO WR supply to Korea, while the fish is of startegic importance for Koreans.

Sea of Okhotsk Season A is over. At last. / May 17, 2021 10:31, paid article

As mentioned a month ago, this year A-season for Russian pollock lasted longer than usual, and now it is over.

As per mid-May 2021 Murmansk wholesale market is displaying persistent poor supply of cod, haddock and saithe for the domestic needs as most of the catch is shipped for export, reports

As per mid-May 2021 wholesale prices for frozen salmon from Chile have been on a rise in Moscow, just in keeping with the traders’ expectations, reports

As per mid-May 2021 the wholesale market at St. Petersburg (Russia’s main entry port for imported seafood) is displaying a brisker demand for Atlantic herring WR originating from the Faroe Islands, reports

On 12 May 2021 Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) held an auction for the sale of rights to catch Atlanto-scandian herring in the Faroese fishing zone, reports


In January-April 2021, over 189.1 thousand tons of fish products were sent by rail from Primorye province (Capital Vladivostok) displaying a rise by 13.5% compared to the same period last year, reports


Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor (FSVPS) has recorded a significant increase in the Russian exports of fish and marine products to African countries in 2021, reports

For quite a long time Russian fishing society discusses transfer from calculating catch weight to actually weighing the catch.  Stakeholders do have different opinions about feasibility of the change and problems arising with it.  Just recently Fishing Fleet Shipowners Association (FFSA) has proposed to the Ministry of Agriculture to oblige fishermen to weigh the fish immediately after the catch, once again studied the possible consequences of such a decision, relying on the opinions of foreign and Russian experts, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Baltic Sea catch and quota progress in April 2021 / May 13, 2021 15:31, paid article

Russian fleets were engaged in Baltic Sea pelagiс fishery as well as bottom trawl fishery for cod and haddock in April 2021, reports

In April 2021 a few Russian trawlers were targeting various species at East and West Greenland, NAFO regulatory area and in the Mauritanian EEZ, reports

In April 2021 Russian fleets continued targeting herring, Northern blue whiting and black halibut in the Norwegian Sea, reports

Major Russian processor launched vegan salmon / May 13, 2021 00:42, paid article

Following the global trends in the food industry, AGAMA has launched vegan products introducing a new line of Green Fish from Agama Lab, reports


Busan pollock roe auctions run slower than usual / May 12, 2021 09:07, paid article

A second series of Russian pollock roe auctions has just started in Busan after the Golden week (Apr 29 – May 8). Unlike previous years, when fishing companies did their best to bring to Busan and sell as much roe as possible before the Golden week, this year the situation is different, reports

Salmon season in Kamchatka to start on June 1, 2021 / May 12, 2021 00:56, paid article

This year's salmon season in Kamchatka looks quite promising, reports


Russia and Korea to expand cooperation in fisheries / May 11, 2021 17:26, paid article

At the 30th session of the Russian-Korean Commission on Fisheries the sides have reviewed the cooperation in fisheries and discussed proposals for expansion, reports

At a recent conference Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery released final results for performance of the fishery sector in 2020 and set tasks for 2021, reports

The reconstruction of the Kraskino checkpoint on the border with the People's Republic of China is going at full swing, reports


The lead processor trawler of the KMT01 project "Barents Sea", built at the Vyborg Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC), has started production at sea, reports


"Kamrybflot" LLC and the South Korean company "KEMKO" have discussed the concept of the development of the Petropavlovsk shipyard with an up-to-date design of a ship repair and ship building complex next on the agenda, reports


Russian Fishery Company shipped the first batches of shatterpack fillets to Chang International (Qingdao) Inc., who’s brand of Ocean Gala is one of the top seafood brands in China. Chang Qingdao supplies RFC’s products to the highest end supermarket chain, Ole', as well as to Disneyland Shanghai, according to RFC.


Russia’s Agency for Fishery (FAF) and the Board of Directors of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have agreed that USC will implement stricter controls to avoid any further deadline delays for the completion of 20 vessels now under construction at the yards of the Group for fishing companies based in the Russian Northwest and Far East, reports


The Fish Union, amalgamating mostly fish processors and importers, has voiced support for the main strategic tasks made public by Russia’s fishery head Ilya Shestakov at a recent meeting with representatives of the industry, reports


The achievements of the past year, the current situation in the sales markets of traditional species, and a favorable long-term scientific forecast allow to take a new look at the prospects of the pelagic season in the Russian Far East (RFE). The grounds for the growing importance of sardine, mackerel, and squid operations are becoming obvious with saury not hopeless either. Therefore, it is quite possible that the pelagic fisheries will equalize in importance with the salmon and pollock season in the not-so-distant future, reports


Big comeback continues for Russian Salmon Company / April 30, 2021 01:00, paid article

In 2021, the Russian Salmon LLC, the nation’s second largest producer of Atlantic salmon, has joined the list of exhibitors at SEAFOOD EXPO RUSSIA exhibition, as after the big loss of fish in 2015 the giant is restocking its farms in a big way again, reports


Russia’s State Duma has completed the final reading of the government bill (No. 1064136-7), which makes it possible to use forest areas in conjunction with fishing operations, reports


The Russian Pollock plant, built by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC, the largest pollock quota holder) in Primorye province (Capital Vladivostok) has received the Chain of Custody certificate of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), indicating compliance with the requirements of the MSC, reports


The Board of Directors of Russian Aquaculture Company (RA), the leading salmonids producer, has recommended to the General Meeting of Shareholders to make a decision on the payment of dividends, reports

After the challenging year 2020, the dynamics of Russian seafood imports in Q1 have shown good acceleration, reports


Vityaz-Avto adding pollock to its MSC-certified fisheries / April 25, 2021 20:36, paid article

Vityaz-Auto LLC, operating numerous small seiners and land-based factories with daily capacity in excess of 1200MT, has got its Danish seine pollock fishery in Western Kamchatka certified for compliance with the requirements of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This will be instrumental in boosting value-added sales at export markets, reports



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