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We are pleased to inform that we have just published the July issue of Russian Fish e-Monthly which is edited by Mr. Andrey Buzin, a seafood professional with a background of senior positions in Russia’s leading fishing companies.

FAF agrees to foreign-built vessels for krill project / July 14, 2021 08:59, paid article

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) has, in fact, agreed that it will still support the resumption of krill fishery despite proposed construction of vessels at foreign yards. Foreign-built second-hand boats are also considered as an extra option for the resumption of the fishery in the Antarctic by the Russians, reports  


Both federal and local fishery authorities are voicing concern that the unrolling salmon season in Kamchatka may run into a shortage of cold storage capacity, reports


In a counter move, the Russian government has expanded economic sanctions against Ukraine, reports


The Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Investment Projects has approved six new applications for investment quota shares versus an obligation to build fishing vessels at domestic yards, reports


Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law providing for a reduction of the share in the authorized capital of a fishing company, under which it is considered to be under the control of a foreign investor, reports


FAF working at full vaccination against coronavirus / July 6, 2021 08:57, paid article

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) and the consumer protection body Rospotrebnadzor have agreed to look into mandatory vaccination for all crew members of fishing and transport vessels, reports


Second stage of crab quota auctions being prepared / July 5, 2021 15:49, paid article

The documentation for the second stage of crab auctions is being prepared now within the Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF), reports


The largest business association of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country, OPORA RUSSII (SUPPORT OF RUSSIA), has come forward with an initiative to allow permanent residents of coastal settlements to sell their catches to fishing companies, reports


Domestic importers are facing a situation when the customs authorities will retrospectively charge additional payments based on documents from the Chinese Custom Administration. But such grounds are illegitimate, the Fish Union amalgamating importers and processors complained to a senator from Russia’s Federation Council (Parliament’s Upper House), reports


President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 338 of 02.07.2021 "On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Fisheries and Conservation of Aquatic Biological Resources" and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation". The relevant document was published on July 2, 2021 on the official Internet portal of legal information, reports


Lenta (MOEX & LSE: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, has launched centralized production sites in distribution centers in Moscow Region, Novosibirsk and Leningrad Region surrounding St. Petersburg, reports


Indian vannamei shortage in China, the importers and processers suffered a lot due to the supply issue and the temporary restriction.

As part of the state property privatization program, on August 9, 2021, Chukotka government plans to sell 100% of the shares of its JSC "Chukotrybpromkhoz", the key enterprise of the Chukotka fishing industry, reports


The sinking of Russian "Melkart" trawler during docking at Norway’s Kimek shipyard in March earlier this year may be a blow to the reputation of the facility until now doing a very good business with Murmansk fishing fleets, reports


Murmansk fishermen want longer fishing quotas / June 23, 2021 00:39, paid article

The delays of the newbuildings constructed under the investment quotas and the resulting costs for the fishermen have led to ideas that it would be fair to extend the validity of the investment quotas from 15 to 20 years, reports   


Russia getting law on green agricultural products / June 17, 2021 09:18, paid article

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 159-FZ dated 11.06.2021 "On agricultural products, raw materials and food with improved characteristics", the legislation also applying to the fish industry, reports


In the coming years, Sakhalin’s fishery industry is going to implement 14 processing and ranching projects with a total investment value of more than 15 billion rubles (ca. $210 million), reports


Murmansk inshore fishery bottleneck about to be solved / June 16, 2021 14:13, paid article

The vessels conducting inshore fishery will soon be legally allowed to produce primary products, the types of which will be determined by the Government. These rights are included in the corresponding Bill adopted by the State Duma (Lower House) in the third reading on June 15, 2021. When approved by the Upper House (Federation Council) and signed by President Putin, the law will be applicable to all Russian inshore fisheries but Murmansk will be the main beneficiary because the lack of the above rights was the greatest obstacle to inshore operations in that area, reports

Russian exporters say that since early June the Chinese have been refusing to accept seafood products from Russian onshore factories, reports

The leading speakers from foreign experts and representatives of international organizations confirmed their participation in the business program of the Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo Russia 2021.

Direct seafood exports to China plummeting in 2021 / June 7, 2021 10:00, paid article

Direct Russian seafood exports to China have been plummeting in 2021, reports


Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) has eventually succeeded in selling the last lot of deep-sea crab quota shares at a seventh investment-linked auction taking place on May 31st with the previous six attempts ending in failure for lack of bidders, reports


Russia’s consumer protection body Rospotrebnadzor has joined the working group to help update the requirements for the content of arsenic in fish products, the current obsolete rates preventing an increase in consumption of a number of valuable species, reports


From 1st January 2022, the Russian seafood producers will be subject to new requirements of the General Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China on the import of food products, fish and seafood inclusive, reports


On 12 May 2021 Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) held an auction for the sale of rights to catch Atlanto-scandian herring in the Faroese fishing zone, reports


In January-April 2021, over 189.1 thousand tons of fish products were sent by rail from Primorye province (Capital Vladivostok) displaying a rise by 13.5% compared to the same period last year, reports


Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor (FSVPS) has recorded a significant increase in the Russian exports of fish and marine products to African countries in 2021, reports

For quite a long time Russian fishing society discusses transfer from calculating catch weight to actually weighing the catch.  Stakeholders do have different opinions about feasibility of the change and problems arising with it.  Just recently Fishing Fleet Shipowners Association (FFSA) has proposed to the Ministry of Agriculture to oblige fishermen to weigh the fish immediately after the catch, once again studied the possible consequences of such a decision, relying on the opinions of foreign and Russian experts, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Russia and Korea to expand cooperation in fisheries / May 11, 2021 17:26, paid article

At the 30th session of the Russian-Korean Commission on Fisheries the sides have reviewed the cooperation in fisheries and discussed proposals for expansion, reports


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