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Fresher trawler Helga Maria was due to dock in Reykjavík at midday yesterday. According to skipper Friðleifur Einarsson, they have been fishing mainly south of the Reykjanes peninsula this trip, which turned out to be all about steering clear of the species they aren’t supposed to be catching, reports Brim.

On February 2nd, 2021, keel-laying Ceremony of the third crab harvesting vessel CCa 5712LS (building number 503) ordered by Russian Crab Company under the investment quotas program took place at the Onega shipyard in Petrozavodsk (Republic of Karelia in the Northwest Russia). The series includes seven vessels for catching and transporting live crab, reports

On January 29 2021, due to commitment to purchase investment quotas, the Oka Shipyard started steel cutting for the crab-processing vessel of Russian Crab’ new fleet. Vessel 5712Р will be the first in a series of three processors, which will be constructed for the Russian Crab within three years. The first crab-processing vessel is slated to put into operation in 2023, reports

Magadan-based Pacific Fishery Company (Tikhrybcom) is going to take delivery and put to sea trials its new ATKA crabber-processor. The ship has been built in Dalian, China, but kept in this port from sailing to Russia due to COVID-19 red tape, reports

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has launched Fleet Management Digital Center, reports

As the exports to China have run into COBID-19 restrictions, the fish landings in Vladivostok have naturally increased taking the port’s cold storage facilities to the brink of the capacity, reports

The Russian Crab Group (the largest crab harvester in the Russian Far East and one of the leading ones in Russia) has published impressive results for 2020 both in terms of catch and market development, reports

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC), a major pollock harvester, is sharply reducing H/G output for the Chinese processors of double-frozen fillets while boosting its own production of FAS fillet blocks and surimi for export and the domestic market, reports

Metal cutting for another supertrawler has started at Admiralty Shipyards for Russian Fishery Company.  The yard is buiding a series of 10 vessels in pairs, two vessels per year at intervals of about one year between pairs. The keel of the fifth supertrawler will be laid down on the staple this year, in 2023 the ship will be put into service. At present, the first pair of ships is on water, the second pair is being assembled on a staple, reports

In 2020 the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) caught 323 thousand tons of fish exceeding the previous year result by 3.15 thousand tons. The output of value-added products also grew but at a faster rate, reports

JSC Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF) has successfully passed repeated certification of cod and haddock fishery to MSC standards for another five-year term, reports

Crab Catchers Association (CCA) based in Vladivostok has widened the geography of operations to Murmansk, another important region for red king crab and snow crab fishery in Russia, reports

On December 30, 2020, the companies belonging to the Russian Fishery Company Group were restored to the list of entities eligible for  MSC certificate, reports

The Udarnik terminal, which is being implemented by Norebo Group of Companies, has been included in the forecast of socio-economic development of Murmansk Region for 2021-2023. The province’s authorities are backing the project because its launch is to shift maintenance of Russian fishing vessels and international sales of Russian fish products from the ports of Norway and Europe to Murmansk, reports

In early December Tersan Yard (Turkey) has delivered first supertrawler to its Russian customer with 10 more vessels of the series being built at the Admiralty Yards in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, reports

In late November the Yantar shipyard based in Kaliningrad delivered the third RSW seiner-trawler to the customer in Kamchatka, reports

On December 1, 2020, the keel was laid for the second crabber of a series of seven boats ordered by the Russian Crab Company, reports

DVRP LLC established recently by McDonald's Corporation has become a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok to profit from tax and other benefits for the project of extending its restaurant network to the special area, reports

In late November the Vyborg shipyard based near St-Petersburg laid the keel of “Leonid Gorbenko” factory trawler, reports

Massive newbuilding program is underway for Pacific Fishery Company LLC with headquarters in Magadan while a land-based factory for Omega-3 products is also on the agenda, reports

Murmanfishproducts Ltd has signed a contract to build a 35-meter wet trawler for inshore fishery in the Barents Sea. The boat will help the fishermen to boost its onshore fillet production, reports

In spite of COVID-19 Baader has secured and fulfilled a whole string of big orders for onshore and onboard fish factories in the Russian Far East and North Fisheries Basin as the Russians have been actively building plants and boats under extra fishing quotas versus investment obligations scheme, reports

YANTAR shipyard based in Kaliningrad region has moved the main part of the hull of “Viktor Gavrilov” factory trawler from the slipway assembly shop to the open slipway, reports

TH BALTIC COAST, LLC, a leading processor head-quartered in St-Petersburg has announced it will be moving its main production facilities out of the city to its site in the surrounding province, reports

The Russian fishery sector is following with keen interest the conflict between the Pollock Catchers Association (holder of MSC-certified list of vessels) and the Russian Fishery Company in the wake of the expulsion of RFC-linked fishing companies from the organization. As a result, the expelled companies are facing potential loss of MSC label and the dispute was moved to the Arbitration Court of Primorye province, reports

In Vladivostok the authorities have approved the layout plan for the territory of the city’s Fish Market, according to the Agency for Fisheries of the Primorsky territory, reports

A pilot stage of onshore crab processing operation has been launched in Murmansk to be upgrade to a larger capacity later, reports

Investors have injected more than RUR2 billion in the creation of factories in Kondopoga of Karelia (Russia's province in the Northwest) and now they are being commissioned, reports

On the coast of Shchitovaya Bay, volunteers held the final clean-up of the current season as part of the Clean Coast ecological marathon. The event was organized by the Russian Fisheries Company with the support of the Vladivostok City Administration.

‘This was a poor trip, although we managed to pull it off. The fishing started well, and then it dried up completely. There’s not much to be had on Westfjords fishing grounds at the moment so we’ll have to search elsewhere,’ said Friðleifur Einarsson, skipper of fresher trawler Helga María.


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