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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

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

Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor held video negotiations with representatives of the National Service for Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile (Sernapesca), reports

In the end of January 2021 Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor held talks with the Namibian colleagues on the bilateral trade of seafood, reports

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

Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has implemented automatic processing of electronic veterinary certificates based on information about the catch in the inshore fisheries, reports

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

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

In 2020 Russia’s frozen fish output and canned fish production displayed different trends, reports

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

The suspension of fish imports to China has brought into spotlight the weak point of the current investment quota program’s ideology, reports

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


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

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, reports

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

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, 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

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

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.


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