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Terminal Seroglazka, a part of NOREBO group and a resident of the Free port of Vladivostok, is planning to build a big complex in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to serve fishing vessels and organize transhipment of refrigerated and dry container cargoes including those of the Northern Sea Route.

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev approved the Federal Scientific and Technical Program for the Development of Genetic Technologies until 2027 concerning aquaculture among other sectors.

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev approved the Federal Scientific and Technical Program for the Development of Genetic Technologies until 2027 concerning aquaculture among other sectors.

Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has started cutting metal for a large fishing freezer trawler of Project 5670WSD ordered by Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin. According to the statement, the ceremony was held on 5 April 2019.

The agreement aimed at establishment of China-Russia Arctic Research Center was signed on April 10, 2019 at the International Arctic Forum “Arctic – territory of dialogue”.

In the first three months of 2019 Russian fleets harvested 1.33 million metric tons of finfish and other seafood, 3% down year-on-year, reports www.megafishnet.com.

A roundtable dedicated to ‘Fisheries: The Social Dimension as a Factor for the Development of Territories’ will be held as part of the 3rd Global Fishery Forum business programme. Fishery experts and representatives of industry-related agencies from Russia and major fishing nations will discuss the creation of modern fishing industry infrastructure and its role in regional development.

At a recent meeting with Yury Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary in Russia’s Far East, Kamchatka’s Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin has initiated use of duty free shops for export promotion of ecologically pure Russian fish.

At the local show to be held in Khabarovsk in mid-June current the guests will be offered to taste a brand new product called habcrab-burger.

Russian fishery scientists have worked out recommendations for the nation’s TACs in 2020 at 3 million metric tons.

During its recent visit to Vladivostok-led Primorye Delim investment company based in South Korea showed interest in a number of big projects currently implemented in the region.

Producer of onboard equipment BJØRDAL and naval architects Skipskompetanse, both based in Norway, have recently opened subsidiaries in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in order to get ready for new orders from local companies willing to participate in the national program on investment quotas. The government program stipulates allocation of extra capture quotas in return for obligation to build new fishing vessels and processing plants inside Russia.

As per March 13, 2019 the Russian fishermen harvested 117,000 metric tons of aquatic biological resources in the convention areas, foreign EEZs and international waters of the World Ocean, nearly 50% up on the respective result of last year.

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development has produced a negative opinion on the draft law on auctioning 50% quotas for crab capture due to irregularities, potential budget losses and risks for the industry.

As per 6 March 2019 Russia’s total catches amounted to 843,300 metric tons, 4.8% down on the similar result of last year due to unfavourable weather conditions in the beginning of the season, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).

Construction of two fish processing plants has taken off in Kondopoga, Karelia. In the future these two factories will become a substructure for a single fish centre of Russia’s Northwest, reports www.megafishnet.com (welcome to our new marketplace www.impexglobal.ru).

Mag-Sea International Co., LTD from Magadan, Russia, is planning to build a shipyard in Vladivostok-led Primorye in cooperation with the Chinese biggest shipbuilding company DSIC from Dalian, reports www.megafishnet.com.

On 1 March 2019 Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries will open the fourth stage of application campaign for those fishing companies who are willing to get extra capture quotas in return for obligation to invest into building of new fishing vessels or processing facilities inside Russia, according to FAF.

Despite resistance from some established industry players Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has worked out and submitted to the Government a draft law on allocating 50% of quota shares for crab capture for the period of 10 years at auctions, the quotas to be linked to investments into construction of new objects in Russia, according to the ministry.

The Government of Russia is now mulling mandatory sale of crab and APO roe at auctions meaning that harvesters will be not allowed to export their products without bringing at least a part of the catch to auction, according to the nation’s fishery head Ilya Shestakov quoted by RG.

Russia’s harvest of aquatic bioresources in 2018 turned out to be a record high for the last 26 years totaled 5.03 million metric tons to display an increase of 5.1% higher on 2017 and is a record for, according to the nation’s Federal Agency for Fisheries.

Northern Shipyard (Severnaya Verf) from Saint Petersburg and one of the nation’s largest fishing companies NOREBO have agreed to build four more factory trawlers under the project No.1707001. Thus, the series of trawlers to be built for NOREBO has gone up to 10 vessels.

FISHNET team has produced and published a user-friendly guide of Russian companies’ shares and quotas for fishery in 2019.

Among other things, Russia’s target of $8 billion seafood exports by 2024 can be reached through greater exportation of non-TAC regulated species, marine culture and greater sales of value-added products to Chinese market, CEO of Dobroflot Group Alexander Yefremov told Fishnews.

On December 28, 2018, the Russian government approved the concept of creating and operating a system of marking and traceability of goods. The document is aimed at eliminating the illegal circulation of industrial goods, according to Russia's Federal Agency for Fisheries.

In the closing week of 2018 Magadan fishermen finally got their quotas 2019 for commercial fishery of blue king crab, red king crab, golden king crab and opilio crab in the Sea of Okhotsk, according to Kolyma.

Abrau-Durso Russian Wine House and Crimean Seafood oyster farm, both based in Crimea, have joined forces to set up a chain of restaurants in Russia to offer Black Sea oysters and wine. The chain’s first restaurant called “Dozen: oysters and wine” was launched in Moscow on the New Year eve, according to RBC.

Russian fishery industry still has quite a number of excessive barriers preventing the sector from more efficient operation, according to a dedicated study conducted by the national research university Higher School of Economics and VARPE Association of Fishery Industrials and Exporters.

Happy New Year from FISHNET / December 29, 2018 12:01

Russia on holiday until 9 January 2019.

As per mid-December the government commission for development of the fishery complex chaired by Vice-PM Alexey Gordeev has reviewed the draft law stipulating amendments to the Tax Code as regards fees for capture of aquatic biological resources, according to the Federal Agency for Fisheries.

 
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