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Six Russian trawlers are harvesting blue whiting in the Faroese Fishing Zone but the catches are still behind last year. The fleet is waiting for the runs of spent fish but so far in vain.
The total harvest of Alaska pollock in Russia’s Far East Fishery Basin as per 14 April 2020 amounted to ca.1.02 million metric tons, 7.3% up on the corresponding result of 2019, according to the nation’s sectoral system for monitoring (SSM).
By April 8, 2020 the total volume of aquatic biological resources harvested by Russian fleets amounted to more than 1.5 million metric tons, 5.7% or 81,600 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year.
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.
Russian biologists from Kazan-based ArtMeat bioengineering company are pioneering in sturgeon meat culture from muscle fibers. A trial lot is already here and in three or four years minced cultured meat will be appear on the market.
‘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.
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.
‘The mackerel are moving fast but they don’t seem to have decided where they want to go. We have seen them shifting quickly eastwards for one or two days, then they turn around and start swimming back west again, or northwards.'
As per 27 August 2019 total catches of Pacific salmons in the Russian Far East reached 420 thousand metric tons, 46% up on the respective result of 2017.
Through the first seven months of the year 2019 the Russian fishermen harvested 2.96 million metric tons, by 3.5% more than last year.
As per July 23, 2019 the total catch of Pacific salmons amounted to 152.5 thousand metric tons exceeding the respective result of the previous odd year by 55% or 54.6 thousand tonnes.
Víkingur is expected in Vopnafjörður today with around 790 tonnes of mackerel on board. This is their second trip, and Venus has also landed twice in Vopnafjörður, so there is full mackerel production at HB Grandi’s pelagic factory.
The Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) has for the first time allowed Yamal fishermen to harvest whitefish Coregonus muksun for aquaculture purposes, reports www.megafishnet.com.
The crab catch in Kamchatka has totaled 9,910 metric tons since the beginning of the year as per 10 July 2019, 102 tonnes down year-on-year, reports www.megafishnet.com.
In the first half of July 2019 the salmon fishery was progressing in the Russian Far East, reports www.megafishnet.com.
As per late June 2019 the salmon production in Kamchatka from all types of fisheries amounted to 4745 metric tons.
On Sunday, June 16, the North Kurile fishermen were the first in the Sakhalin region to start the new salmon season 2019.
‘The blue whiting fishery is very quiet now. It’s not as if this is a surprise, although there had been hopes that the good fishing would continue for a while,’ said Víkingur’s skipper Albert Sveinsson.
As part of the expedition, two research vessels, Professor Levanidov (VNIRO) and Akademik Mstislav Keldysh (RAS), will conduct a series of surveys in the Arctic seas of Russia.
In accordance with the Fishery Regulations for the Far Eastern Fisheries Basin, the APO fishery in the West Kamchatka and Kamchatka-Kurilу subzones of the Sea of Okhotsk was completed on March 31, 2019. On April 10, 2019, the pollock fishery in the North Okhotsk subarea was officially closed. Thus, the season A “pollock fishery” in Russia was officially completed in 2019.