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The autumn herring fishery traditionally begins in late September and ends in late November. As per the end of November 2020, all the current quotas have been nearly covered with part of the catch shipped for export. The next fishery will only occur in October 2021, reports Megafishnet.com.
The Russian fleets were engaged in pelagiс fishery in the Baltic Sea as well as bottom trawl fishery for cod and haddock in November 2020, reports Megafishnet.com.
In November 2020 few Russian trawlers were hunting for various species on the grounds of East and West Greenland, NAFO regulatory area and in the Mauritanian EEZ, reports Megafishnet.com.
In November 2020 the Russian fleets continued targeting herring, blue whiting and black halibut in the Norwegian Sea, reports Megafishnet.com.
In November 2020 the Russian fleets have been harvesting cod, haddock, halibut, crabs and other species, reports Megafishnet.com.
Presumably, as a result of halted shipments to China, landings in Murmansk Fish Port have been surging during the first December week up to 8300 metric tons based on reported arrivals, reports Megafishnet.com.
Kamchatka and Chukotka fishermen are displaying good progress of fishery operations at the close of the 2020 season. However, some species (e.g. blue king crab and snow crab bairdi) showed worse results compared to the previous year, reports Megafishnet.com.
Scientists of the Far Eastern branches of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) have produced Okhotsk pollock 2021 fishery forecast for A and B seasons, reports Megafishnet.com.
According to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, as per 30 November 2020 Russian fleets caught 4,619.8 thousand metric tons of finfish and other aquatic species, 0.4% or 17,920 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year, reports Megafishnet.com.
The dynamics of the Pandalus Borealis fishery in the Barents Sea seems to be changing direction. Meanwhile the scientists are making projections for the catch and stock abundance in 2021, reports Megafishnet.com.
An ambitious experiment may open new prospects for the cod industry
The Icelandic company Samherji is preparing to conduct a full-scale experiment to develop the concept of storing and landing live cod catches. Megafishnet.com has looked into the strong and weak sides of the project announced by the company on its website.
‘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.
As of September 21, Russian catch of Pacific salmons amounted to 281,029 metric tons or 43% of the corresponding result of the record year 2018.
In January-June 2020 Russian fleets harvested 2,640,930 metric tons of fish and other aquatic species, 7% up year-on-year. The catch forecast for the second half of the year looks fairly good.
As per June 7, 2020 Russia’s catches of Pacific salmons in the Far Eastern Fisheries Basin amounted to ca.690 metric tons.
Work has started on a scheduled main engine overhaul for pelagic vessel Venus, and this is being done in Reykjavík. Venus steamed to Reykjavík after landing blue whiting in Vopnarfjörður.
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.
By May 20, 2020 the total volume of aquatic biological resources harvested by Russian fleets amounted to more than 2.01 million metric tons, 5.9% or 116,600 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year.
In April 2020 the Russian fleets harvested 112,100 metric tons of bottom and pelagic fish in the Atlantic Ocean. This was 800 tonnes less as compared to March.