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The Russian Federal Fisheries Agency has put forward a proposal to increase export duties for Pacific herring caught by Far East fishermen and to decrease import duties for Atlantic herring. Thus, the authorities intend to saturate the domestic market with herring caught by Russian and foreign fishermen to keep the "popular" fish in the average price segment. The move however has faced vehement opposition, first of all from Russia's pacific fishing companies who are unhappy both with the idea of increased export tariffs and lifted barriers for competition
April 2012 was marked first of all by strong shipments of frozen pollock roe from the Russian Far East to main export markets as well as by a serious rise of Japanese import of live crab and a dramatic increase of Chinese import of frozen Russian salmon, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/
The exports of sea-frozen cod and haddock from Murmansk in Mid-June have developed against the background of crisis in EU and seasonal factors
Though May-June is the lowest season for exporters from Pacific Russian fisheries, still some developments have been underway while the fishmeal problem has switched to positive tracks
Auctions season is practically over. Almost all the roe produced in 2012 has been sold, the rest in Busan and production at East Sakhalin zone will not change general statistics. As usual, exact price is not always known and sometimes it is difficult to learn, however, general discussions with sellers and buyers give a lot of intelligence to process.
Though May-June is the lowest season for exporters from Pacific Russia, still the product range traded has been wide enough with the main point of interest focusing on pollock fillet contracts with Europe.
In a way similar to Listeria monocytogenes outbreak derailing Viciunai French smoked salmon expansion in the recent past, salmon exports of 13 Norwegian plants to Russia have been hit by restrictions as of 5 May current due to insufficient food safety routines as claimed by Russia's vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. To resolve the crisis a team of Custom Union inspectors (RF, Belarus and Kazakhstan) will be visiting Norway in June in order to check plants wishing to export to Russia and sort out food safety concerns in negotiations with Norway's Mattilsynet, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/
Under the regional target program on fishery development in 2012-2016 Kaliningrad authorities are planning to establish a fish auction so that local fishermen could send catches directly to retail chains and fish processing factories, just like it has been successfully practiced in neighbouring Klaipeda harbour (Lithuania), reports http://www.megafishnet.com/
Against the background of declining importation of frozen seafood Russia continues boosting imports of chilled and fresh products with the value of the latter category outstripping frozen imports nearly twofold, according to Federal Fisheries Agency.
The Japanese holidays have passed, and all the market players met in Busan to define the destiny of Russian pollock roes. The sellers didn't care about holidays in Russia, and sold almost six thousand tons, enormous volume. Small doubt on the last day some buyers were simply short of money to give a proper price, reports www.megafishnet.com.
In Q1 2012 Russian importers purchased on the world market ***,*** MT of seafood products at the total value of nearly RUR **.* billion
In Q1 2012 Russian importers purchased on the world market ***,*** MT of seafood products at the total value of nearly RUR **.* billion...
In January-March 2012 601 foreign companies supplied seafood products to the Russian market. Leading supplier in volume terms was Norway Pelagic
In January-March 2012 601 foreign companies supplied seafood products to the Russian market. Leading supplier in value terms was Norway Pelagic
In Q1 2012 top30 of Russian importers of seafood (in value terms) also showed some important changes...
In Q1 2012 top30 of Russian importers of seafood (in volume terms) showed some important changes. More specifically, former outsiders pushed some leaders from top5...
In March 2012 Russian importers activated their purchases of seafood products on the world market with the import volume through the month amounting to ***,*** MT, almost the same as in the first two months of the year (***,*** MT)
A potential 10-fold increase of Russia's TAC for Olyutorsk herring, which thanks to its high quality is regarded an ideal alternative for Atlantic herring imported as raw material for further processing, has made Russian fishermen plan to boost sales on the domestic market, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/
Export from Russian Far East in April 2012 have been driven by pollock products and herring, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Potential ban of chilled seafood imports from Norway as threatened by Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has not been introduced as per 19 April 2012, though it is not clear if the restrictions are really going to take place, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/