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The international seafood community has been watching with keen interest Russia’s massive fleet renewal unrolling under the government scheme of extra fishing quotas versus obligations to build land-based factories and waste-free factory trawlers at domestic yards. has looked into the advantages and disadvantages of the newbuilding designs and implications of the renewal for the market.

FAF to auction deep water crab shares / January 9, 2021 09:57, paid article

At the close of 2020, Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) ordered that an electronic auction be held for the sale of deep water crab quota shares, reports


Russian fishing vessels will start testing two-way electronic data exchange on fishing activities with Norway and the Faroe Islands in 2021, reports


Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) has distributed crab fishing quotas for investment purposes among the auction winners for the year 2021 in the Russian Far East, reports


In late December 2020, the Russian government law drafting commission gave consent to the bill designed to reduce the risks of unauthorized foreign control in the fishery industry as one of the sectors with strategic importance for defense and security of the state, reports


Despite massive opposition from the fishery industry and a number of other stakeholders, the proposals of the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) to reform the sector’s taxation and boost the quota allocation efficiency still remain on the agenda of the President’s Administration, reports


In late December Chilean and Russian officials held video talks to discuss seafood export issues and fishing opportunities, reports


For the Kamchatka Territory, the development of the Northern Sea Route is of a strategic nature, as it opens up new opportunities for the region not only in the transportation of fish products, but also other important cargoes for the region, reports

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) is working on various support measures encouraging big Russian fishing companies to build dedicated new vessels and resume krill fishery in the Antarctic where the nation’s catch is expected to reach some 300 KT in the next four to five years, reports


In Murmansk-led North Fisheries Basin eleven companies have received investment quotas for cod and haddock fishery in 2021, reports


Happy New Year! / January 1, 2021 08:40

May New Year 2021 bring success to seafood businesses! 

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) has drafted a Road Map designed to help reduce fish shipping costs from the Russian Far East to the country’s West while also aiming to boost the volumes shipped along the Northern Sea Route (NSR), reports

Shanghai businesses are keen to switch Russian fish export flows to this world’s largest sea port. This message was probably central in the address of the Executive Secretary of the International Trade Department of the Chinese Fishing Industry Association, Lin Yushun, during the online business mission of Russian fish producers, reports


Kamchatka ends year with good modernization record / December 17, 2020 00:33, paid article

Kamchatka, Russia’s province making up to 30 % of the country's catch, is winding up 2020 with an impressive record of commissioned onshore plants and newly-built fishing vessels, reports


In early December 2020 President Vladimir Putin signed the law “On the ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing”, reports

Russia getting ready to export seafood to Indonesia / December 10, 2020 08:44, paid article

Russian seafood producers are making plans to export to Indonesia as the redtape to enter the country’s market is entering the final stage, reports


Russian vet control summary in September -November 2020 / December 10, 2020 08:43, paid article

In autumn 2020 Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has issued a number of directives concerning importation of finfish and other seafood products onto the territory of the Russian Federation.

Putin signs law to simplify seafood export VAT refund / November 29, 2020 22:54, paid article

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law simplifying the process of VAT refund to Russian fishing companies when exporting fish caught in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Russian Federation, reports

The Russian government has made changes to the rules for giving consent to transactions establishing foreign investors’ control in strategic industries, fisheries sector included. This applies to temporarily transferred rights to administer voting shares, reports

Seafood export talks between Russia and Egypt / November 29, 2020 14:17, paid article

Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor and the Ministry of agriculture and land reclamation of the Arab Republic of Egypt have conducted video negotiations on mutual exports of seafood and milk products, reports

The Russian federal government has determined Russia's need for foreign workers for 2021 in the amount of 101 871 persons. In the same quantity quotas were approved for work permits and invitations to foreigners to enter for the purpose of employment. The quota for the fishery sector and aquaculture is included in the total, according to

Since November 26, the Russian exporters, including those of seafood, have been granted access to “My Export” digital platform (One window Information system). The Russian Export Centre (REC) which provides the service says that the multi-sectoral resource will contribute to achieving the goal of ensuring the growth of total exports of non-primary non-energy goods by 70% by 2030, reports

On November 19, 2020 the seventh freezer processor-trawler of design 170701, Kapitan Pyashchikov, was laid at the Northern shipyard in St Petersburg, according to the yard.

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries held a meeting with fishing and shipbuilding companies, where they discussed the issues of placing orders for the construction of small and medium-tonnage vessels under the state program, which provides for reimbursement of up to 30% of the building costs, reports

Russia to continue fishing off Marocco for another four years / November 25, 2020 10:01, paid article

Russia’s Deputy Minister of agriculture – head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov and deputy head Vasily Sokolov have been appointed representatives of the Russian Federation in the Russian-Moroccan Mixed Fisheries Commission. The order was signed on November 19, 2020 following the recent signature of fishing agreement between Russia and Morocco.

Despite widespread restrictive measures, the Peterfood-2020 exhibition was held in St. Petersburg, reports

The Federal portal of draft regulations has published draft orders of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, which provide for the reconstruction and modernization of four major ports in the Russian Far East: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Nevelsk, Kholmsk and Vanino, reports

As of October 12, 2020 Russian fleets caught more than 4 million tons of finfish and other aquatic species.

Despite the storms, plenty of attendees were on hand at the MESSE BREMEN on 14 February 2020...

Brim: Fleeing from weather and cod / February 6, 2020 16:19

Brim’s freezer trawler Vigri is in port in Reykavík with a green weight of 600 tonnes of fish on board, after a stormy trip on Westfjords, east coast and south-western fishing grounds.


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