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Russia’s total catch of Alaska pollock in the Bering and Okhotsk Seas by November 17, 2022 amounted to 1.383 million metric tons, thus showing a 12% increase on the respective result of 2021. Herring catch was also on a rise – plus 19% YOY to 225 thousand tonnes.
Russia’s Federation Council approved the budget-forming law, which, among other things, extends until January 1, 2025 the exemption from the VAT on the import and sale of breeding livestock and fish products in the Russian Federation.
At a meeting on November 9, 2022, the State Duma adopted in the third, final reading a government bill prohibiting foreign vessels engaged in fishing and violating established rules from entering Russian seaports.
Vyvenskoye LLC, a resident of the Kamchatka ASEZ (Advanced Special Economic Zone), has completed the second stage of reconstruction and technical re-equipment of coastal fish processing facilities in the village of Vyvenka in the Olyutorsky district of the Kamchatka Territory, reports the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation.
At the end of October in Karelia (region in Northwest Russia), commercial farmers began harvesting commodity trout. The start of the 2022 season came the local fish farmers as a shock. As a result of the sanctions pressure, the domestic market was left without the main suppliers of fish feeds. Up to 85% of feeds were produced by EU companies who stopped shipments to Russia. In mid-November 2022 the industry insiders and experts were interviewed by the Russian media group RBC about the process of import substitution and their forecast for the sector’s future.
In the first nine months of 2022 output of fish products amounted to about 3.1 million tons, according to the provisional data from the governmental statistics agency Rosstat.
The new generation fishing vessel Vladimir Biryukov, built at the Tersane shipyard (Turkey) for the Okeanrybflot group of companies, is heading for her port of registry of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, according to VARPE.
The State Duma of the Russian Federation has adopted a bill that amends the Tax Code in terms of increasing the resource fees for the use of aquatic biological resources, according to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery.
Garment and textile, seafood and woodwork production has slowed down as orders have dried up amid high inflation in some key export markets.
The pace of implementation of digital solutions in fishing has been growing in recent years.
Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order allocating over 37 billion rubles to subsidize a special program of preferential loans for imports of products important for the national economy, reports Megafishnet.com.
According to the industry monitoring system, the total catch of aquatic biological resources by all Russian fishermen as of February 28, 2022 amounted to 768.5 thousand metric tons or 16.7 thousand MT or 2.2% up year-on-year.
The Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA) confirmed the compliance of the Pollock fishery with the standards of sustainable fishing MSC (Marine Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council). The certificate was issued by the international organization LRQA, one of the world's leading providers of services in the field of independent audit and certification.
Сold storage сompany AJ Total Vietnam invests in building two automated coldstores. A coldstore for 31,000 pallets in Long Hau industrial park, Long An, was put into operation in January 7/2021 and one more facility for 23,000 pallets at City Connect, Hung Yen will be operational in January 5/2022.
Russi’s Ministry of Agriculture has finalized the draft law on the second stage of the investment quota programme and auctions of capture quotas with investment obligations. The amendments provide for the expansion of the list of commercial species for investment quotas to be auctioned and allocate additional volumes for investment quotas in the nation’s Far East.
The Center for the Monitoring System of Fisheries and Communications and Gazprom Space Systems have successfully completed tests of a satellite communication system based on domestic satellites of the Yamal series onboard fishing vessels, reports Megafishnet.com.
The government of Russia has defined plans for digital transformation in agriculture and fisheries sectors. One of the planned goals is to provide electronic scales and cameras onboard fishing vessels for transmitting information in real mode, reports Megafishnet.com.
In 2020 Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor made a further step to encourage export of the nation’s products – launched the eCert component of the "VETis" information system, designed for veterinary certification of supervised goods sent to foreign countries, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has making great efforts to restore the nation’s seafood exports to the previous level. In particular, they have completed re-registration of Russian fish producers and carriers. Now the list of Russian companies approved for export to China includes 1089 entities, reports Megafishnet.com.
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