Russia submits first batch of reexamined vessels and establishments to China / February 7, 2021 14:12
Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has submitted to the General Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China a dossier on Russian enterprises and vessels that were re-examined for compliance with the requirements of the destination country, reports Megafishnet.com.
Government closing loophole for non-cleared fishing vessels / February 3, 2021 20:41
The Russian government has closed the legal loophole which allowed the Russian-flagged foreign-built vessels, never cleared in the customs, to conduct fishery in the Russian EEZ. The decision is supposed to move to RF at least some of the business the boats are generating in foreign harbours. Besides, it should make newbuilding and ship repair in Russia more attractive, reports Megafishnet.com.
Chile willing to win a bigger share on the Russian fish market / February 2, 2021 14:44
Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor held video negotiations with representatives of the National Service for Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile (Sernapesca), reports Megafishnet.com.
Rosselkhoznadzor paving way for the Russian fish exporters on the Namibian market / February 2, 2021 14:41
In the end of January 2021 Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor held talks with the Namibian colleagues on the bilateral trade of seafood, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russia’s deep-sea crab quotas auctioned to the only bidder again / February 2, 2021 14:38
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries signed an agreement on fixing the shares of deep-sea crab quotas linked to investment obligations with the only bidder who applied for participation in the auction, reports Megafishnet.com.
Inshore catch health certificate to be issued automatically / January 31, 2021 22:32
Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has implemented automatic processing of electronic veterinary certificates based on information about the catch in the inshore fisheries, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russian fishermen urged to look for new markets / January 31, 2021 22:01
With the sales to China on hold, Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) is urging the fishermen of the Russian Far East to look for new markets for the “A” season pollock catch. On their part, the fishing companies are also working on ways to handle the expected harvest of about 915 000 MT in a different fashion as opposed to the practice of shipping some 70% of the total to China for many years on end, reports Megafishnet.com.
Good potential for fish processing in the Russian Far East / January 30, 2021 14:02
The development of the fish processing industry in the Russian Far East has gathered a good momentum with several big projects in the pipeline to radically change the current raw material bias in favour of more added value in the next few years, reports Megafishnet.com.
Different trends for frozen and canned fish output in 2020 / January 27, 2021 00:31
In 2020 Russia’s frozen fish output and canned fish production displayed different trends, reports Megafishnet.com.
Kamchatka special zone extended for more investment projects / January 25, 2021 00:26
As of January 21, 2021, the boundaries of the KAMCHATKA advanced development territory were extended to embrace more investment projects in the region. This resolution was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, reports Megafishnet.com.
China closure makes Russians rethink fishery sector strategy / January 23, 2021 22:59
The suspension of fish imports to China has brought into spotlight the weak point of the current investment quota program’s ideology, reports Megafishnet.com.
Railways shipping half а million tons of seafood from Russian Far East / January 20, 2021 00:29
In 2020 the Far Eastern Division of the Russian Railways was able to slightly increase its market share shipping 507.5 thousand MT of fish products (0.2% up year-on-year) to various destinations in Russia, reports Megafishnet.com.
New Sakhalin hub to handle cargo traffic between Europe and Asia / January 19, 2021 00:20
Sakhalin government’s Transport Ministry is working on an ambitious project to develop Korsakov Port into a big hub to handle international traffic of seafood and other cargoes, reports Megafishnet.com.
World watching massive fleet renewal in Russia for implications / January 11, 2021 09:25
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. Megafishnet.com has looked into the advantages and disadvantages of the newbuilding designs and implications of the renewal for the market, reports Megafishnet.com.
FAF to auction deep water crab shares / January 9, 2021 09:57
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 Megafishnet.com.
Russia to test fishing vessels electronic catch data exchange with Norway and the Faroe Islands / January 8, 2021 09:58
Russian fishing vessels will start testing two-way electronic data exchange on fishing activities with Norway and the Faroe Islands in 2021, reports Megafishnet.com.
Winners of crab quota auctions granted allocations for 2021 / January 8, 2021 09:40
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 Megafishnet.com.
Government to tighten control of foreign investor powers in Russian fishing companies / January 6, 2021 20:12
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 Megafishnet.com.
Further sector reforms remaining on agenda of President’s Administration / January 6, 2021 00:25
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 Megafishnet.com.
Chile and Russia discussing seafood export issues and fishing opportunities / January 5, 2021 01:00
In late December Chilean and Russian officials held video talks to discuss seafood export issues and fishing opportunities, reports Megafishnet.com.
Kamchatka building infrastructure to ship fish along Northern Sea Route / January 4, 2021 14:14
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 Megafishnet.com.
Russian fishing giants mulling new vessels to tap huge krill resource / January 3, 2021 22:08
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 Megafishnet.com.
North Fisheries-based Companies getting investment fishing quotas 2021 / January 3, 2021 14:21
In Murmansk-led North Fisheries Basin eleven companies have received investment quotas for cod and haddock fishery in 2021, reports Megafishnet.com.
Happy New Year! / January 1, 2021 08:40
May New Year 2021 bring success to seafood businesses!
Draft road map to help reduce fish shipping costs along Northern Sea Route / December 25, 2020 09:50
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 Megafishnet.com.
Shanghai luring Russian fishermen to jointly develop the Chinese market / December 17, 2020 09:54
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 Megafishnet.com.
Kamchatka ends year with good modernization record / December 17, 2020 00:33
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 Megafishnet.com.
Russia takes the trouble to ratify the Agreement On Port State Measures / December 12, 2020 23:29
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 Megafishnet.com.
Russia getting ready to export seafood to Indonesia / December 10, 2020 08:44
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 Megafishnet.com.
Russian vet control summary in September -November 2020 / December 10, 2020 08:43
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.