Exports from Russian Far East Fisheries in June resetting to usual patterns
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, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/.
Pollock and its products
Season B has started slowly. Trawlers of BAMR, Oceanrybflot and some smaller companies are working at West Bering Sea and East Sakhalin. There is definite problem to sell pollock to China. Cold storages in both Dalian and Qingdao are full, and price EXW after inspection is $1,250-1,300 for a MT of HG 25+. It looks like the situation will be very much usual, not like in exceptional 2011.
In early June there were two rounds of pollock roe auctions in Busan. About 1,400 MT of product, mainly from East Sakhalin, were sold at reasonably high price, taking into account that April-May quality is far from top. Typical price for roes from trawlers was $10.50-11.50, with minimum 9.00 and maximum 13.00.
It looks like fishmeal problem is going to be over. Just on June, 14 AQSIQ permitted fishmeal import from most Russian companies.
Drifter salmon fishing is under way for almost a month. Substantial volume has been delivered to Japan, but we have not heard of sales as yet.
Crab, sea urchin, halibut, skates are supplied to China and Korea in small volumes.