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China has futher tightened regulations for exporters of seafood to PRC under the excuse of preventing COVID-19 from infiltrating into the country, reports Megafishnet.com.
Situation with the export of seafood to China from the Russian Far East has become more complicated because of COVID-19, reports Megafishnet.com.
Seafood exports from the Russian Far East (RFE) need greater diversity in terms of destination countries to make the sector less sensitive to demand fluctuations. The destinations structure was analysed, among other indicators, as ordered by the Ministry of Development of the Far East, in the research paper "Parameters of foreign trade turnover of fish products in the Far Eastern Federal district: volume, structure and value of exports", reports Megafishnet.com.
FISHNET visited Lenta hypermarket in Saint Petersburg and prepared a photo report on chilled and frozen seafood and salmon caviar on offer for the coming holiday season.
Analysts of Vostokgosplan have compared the regions of the Russian Far East as to the efficiency of their seafood exports in 2019 in terms of volume, value and price. The conclusions were made public by the Ministry of Development of the Far East based on the research paper "Parameters of foreign trade turnover of fish products in the Far Eastern Federal district: volume, structure and value of exports", reports Megafishnet.com.
The third quarter of 2020 has ended with mixed results for the Russian fish and shellfish importation sector, reports Megafishnet.com.
Following the sales of frozen pink salmon roe, in late October sales of Russian-made frozen chum salmon roe were held for the Japanese market.
The new season of red king crab fishery in Bristol Bay in Western Alaska was opened, as usual, on October 15, but even before the start of the season, the basic conditions for sales of the new catch for the Japanese market were determined.
Other fresh products which stopped being imported in the EU in March are fresh hake from Namibia and Chile, common sole from Iceland, fresh scallops from the USA, fresh clams from Tunisia, fresh blue mussels from Norway and fresh Nile perch fillets from Uganda.
Online sales and home delivery of seafood products have increased rapidly during lockdown. Although from low volumes, e-commerce sales of fresh produce have increased by 25% and online takeaway deliveries have doubled, according to Rabobank analysts.
The Easter period drove up demand and prices in Italy. In week 15, prices were up in Rome wholesale market compared to week 14, especially for clam and bigger gilthead seabream but down for Tyrrhenian anchovy.
In week 15, available first-sales data for a handful of EU Member States shows increase in first-sales prices for several groundfish and flatfish species.
The export prices for Pollock from the Russian Far East are softening, according to trading sources in Vladivostok.
In 2018 Russian companies based in Vladivostok-led Primorskiy Krai boosted shipments of animal products (inc. seafood) to South Korea, China, Japan and Singapore.
Big Swedish companies are planning to boost their purchases of finfish and seafood from the Russian Far East Fishery Basin, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to TASS.
In 2018 Russia’s leading multiformat retailer X5 Retail Group made more contracts with foreign suppliers under the direct import program, namely the number of such contracts rose by 114 as compared to the previous year. The whole list of the retailer’s suppliers includes more than 5600 companies, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).
In 2018 Murmansk-based fishing companies started to export a number of new fish products to the international market, reports www.megafishnet.com.
In the recent years Russian companies based in the Far East Fishery Basin have been boosting production of farmed Japanese sea cucumber. As a result, sea cucumber exports to the Asian Pacific countries jumped six-fold in value terms, reports www.megafishnet.com.
In 2018 Russian fishing companies harvested 1.668 million metric tons of Alaska pollock, of which 1.064 tonnes in the Sea of Okhotsk and 326,000 tonnes in the West Bering Sea zone. As compared to 2017 (1.68 million MT), the harvest declined by 1% or 11,000 tonnes, reports www.megafishnet.com.
In 2018 Russian export of wild salmons was soaring and by the end of the year exceeded USD$740 million. For comparison, Alaska pollock exports were not much ahead with ca. 1067 million USD, according to FISHNET analysts who studied customs raw data.