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Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has successfully passed certification for compliance of the food safety management system at the trawler "Ivan Kalinin" with the requirements of ISO 22 000. The certificate was issued by the head certification body RS Quality LLC in the certification system "Standart Garant".

Russian Fishery Company (RFC) decommissioned the trawler "Bazhenovsk". The decommissioning of the old vessel is part of a large-scale program to update the fleet.

‘We have two trawl locations to go. At the moment we’re towing a camera sled south of Kulusuk in Eastern Greenland. Altogether, this later part of the survey has gone very well. For those of us who are used to fishing on home grounds, the time spent here has been quite an adventure,’ said Helga María’s skipper Friðleifur Einarsson earlier today.

Russian Fisherу Company (RFC) in the first half of 2020 exceeded the planned catch and production targets.

At the Russian Pollock factory, that the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) is building in Primorsky Territory, equipment commissioning has begun. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for September 1 of this year.

The new fishing vessels built for Russian Fishery Company (RFC) will be environmentally friendly and provide the most economical levels of energy efficiency. Ensuring that CO2 emissions per ton of fish weight will be reduced by 50% compared with existing vessels.

The board of Icelandic fishing and processing company Brim has announced investment worth €85 million in Greenlandic company Arctic Prime Fisheries.

At the Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg), a solemn ceremony of launching the first serial vessel for the Russian Fishery Company (“Mechanic Maslak”) took place. Commissioning of the vessel is scheduled for autumn 2021. In total, 10 similar vessels will be built by the Admiralty Shipyards for the RFC.

BRIM joins the Blue Army / June 18, 2020 15:03

Brim hf. has become the main sponsor of the environmental organisation The Blue Army that has for 25 years fought the plastic pollution of the ocean by cleaning the coastline and through encouragement increased public awareness of this important issue. 

The Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako visited the site of the Russian Pollock fish processing plant, which the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) is building on the territory of the “Nadezhdinskaya” priority development area (Primorsky Krai). The commissioning of the plant is scheduled for September 1 of this year.

‘Most of this trip we were on the area known as the landing strip, or the Dritvík Shallows, and we allowed ourselves some time to go south to the Skerja Deeps and the Mountains. We did well for cod on the Landing strip, and also had some redfish and saithe,’ said skipper Friðleifur Einarsson when Helga María docked at the beginning of the week with 150 tonnes on board.

At the Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg) the lead vessel of the series of supertrawlers for the Russian Fishery Company was lauched in the end of March 2020. Taking into account the epidemiological situation and recommendations for holding mass events, the ceremony was held with a minimum number of participants.

Brim’s pelagic vessels have both docked in Vopnafjörður, bringing around 5000 tonnes of blue whiting between them. Víkingur’s catch was 2550 tonnes and Venus landed roughly 2600 tonnes.

Marubeni Corporation and Nippon Suisan (Europe) B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Suisan Kaisha, have reached an agreement to jointly acquire 66.7% of the shares of Danish Salmon A/S as of April 15, 2020, and participate in the salmon farming business via the implementation of a recirculating aquaculture system.

The new crabber vessel M/V Zenith departs Istanbul today. The new Skipsteknisk ST-184 AS design was handed over from Tersan to JSC Arcticservice last week, and will now start her journey up to Kirkenes in Norway.

In 2019 AKVA group exceeded 4 billion NOK of order intake and 3 billion NOK of revenue, resulting in an average growth for the period 2016 to 2019 of 27% and 24% respectively, according to AKVA's  CEO  Knut Nesse annual Report. 

Rostov-based Donskoy Fish Factory launched a new pollock-based snack with wasabi flavor.

Brim: Haddock by-catch everywhere / April 2, 2020 08:57

‘Catches have been acceptable. Saithe is as elusive as ever. We’ve done well avoiding cod, but we can’t say the same about haddock. It shows up everywhere as by-catch,’ said Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson, skipper of Brim’s fresher trawler Viðey.

Sakhalin-based Yuzhno-Kurilsky Ryibokombinat Co., Ltd is going to open a fishmeal plant this summer.

One of the largest fishing companies in the Russian Far East Fisheries Basin – Dobroflot - started harvesting fish out of the investment quota linked to construction of a processing plant. First catches under the investment quota program will be processed at the new plant in the second half of March.

BRIM: No respite from stormy weather / January 23, 2020 12:21

While people in Iceland are already tired of the exceptional bad weather that has hit the country over the first few weeks of the year, the wind also blows hard elsewhere, as the pelagic vessel crews hoping to fish for blue whiting in Faroese waters have found.

Brim: Challenge to find cod / December 5, 2019 09:28

‘In general, we can say that catches have been reasonable. But there’s no getting away from the fact that cod have been a challenge. There have been some good showings of cod, but they tend to be short. In between those we just have to search as widely as we can,’ said Akurey’s skipper Eiríkur Jónsson.

Russian company Dobroflot completed construction of a new APO processing plant in the Far East Primorsky Territory.

Brim signs historic agreement with Marel / November 14, 2019 09:35

Icelandic whitefish processor Brim hf. has signed an agreement with Marel for the installation of high-tech equipment and software that will make its Reykjavik facility the most advanced whitefish processing facility in the world.

More than a thousand guests of the 24th International China Exhibition of Fisheries and Processing Technologies (CFSE), which was held in Qingdao (China) from October 30 to November 1, visited the combined stand of RFC, Primkrab and their exclusive distributor on the external market Pacific Rim Group.

The first of a series of super trawlers being built for the Russian Fishery Company at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg received names. They are named after the honored veterans of the RFC companies: "Captain Vdovichenko" and "Mechanic Maslak".

Norebo at Qingdao Seafood Expo 2019 / October 24, 2019 09:41

Norebo is pleased to announce its participation at Qingdao Seafood Expo 2019, held between 30th October and 1st November. Norebo’s team is delighted to welcome visitors, partners and customers at our Stand 0106, located in Hall E3.

‘We’re on the way north to the Westfjords grounds after taking our allocation of redfish and saithe close to home. Now we’ll be looking for cod.  There’s a storm blowing off the Westfjords right now, but the weather is moderating and we’re hoping there will be good conditions when we get there,’ Helga María’s skipper Friðleifur Einarsson said when we talked to him.

The Leninets trawler, which was built at the Yantar Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), left the Kaliningrad harbor and headed for Kamchatka to its owner Imeni Lenina fishing co-op.

Brim: Herring season starts well / October 3, 2019 10:14

Pelagic vessel Venus was expected to dock in Vopnafjörður Yesterday afternoon with 1260 tonnes on board. The herring catch was taken in four hauls over 24 hours in the Héráðsflói Deep, which is around five hours’ steaming from Vopnafjörður.

 



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