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At a recent conference Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery released final results for performance of the fishery sector in 2020 and set tasks for 2021, reports

The reconstruction of the Kraskino checkpoint on the border with the People's Republic of China is going at full swing, reports


The lead processor trawler of the KMT01 project "Barents Sea", built at the Vyborg Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC), has started production at sea, reports


"Kamrybflot" LLC and the South Korean company "KEMKO" have discussed the concept of the development of the Petropavlovsk shipyard with an up-to-date design of a ship repair and ship building complex next on the agenda, reports


Russia’s Agency for Fishery (FAF) and the Board of Directors of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have agreed that USC will implement stricter controls to avoid any further deadline delays for the completion of 20 vessels now under construction at the yards of the Group for fishing companies based in the Russian Northwest and Far East, reports


The Fish Union, amalgamating mostly fish processors and importers, has voiced support for the main strategic tasks made public by Russia’s fishery head Ilya Shestakov at a recent meeting with representatives of the industry, reports


The achievements of the past year, the current situation in the sales markets of traditional species, and a favorable long-term scientific forecast allow to take a new look at the prospects of the pelagic season in the Russian Far East (RFE). The grounds for the growing importance of sardine, mackerel, and squid operations are becoming obvious with saury not hopeless either. Therefore, it is quite possible that the pelagic fisheries will equalize in importance with the salmon and pollock season in the not-so-distant future, reports


Big comeback continues for Russian Salmon Company / April 30, 2021 01:00, paid article

In 2021, the Russian Salmon LLC, the nation’s second largest producer of Atlantic salmon, has joined the list of exhibitors at SEAFOOD EXPO RUSSIA exhibition, as after the big loss of fish in 2015 the giant is restocking its farms in a big way again, reports


Russia’s State Duma has completed the final reading of the government bill (No. 1064136-7), which makes it possible to use forest areas in conjunction with fishing operations, reports


The Russian Pollock plant, built by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC, the largest pollock quota holder) in Primorye province (Capital Vladivostok) has received the Chain of Custody certificate of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), indicating compliance with the requirements of the MSC, reports


The Board of Directors of Russian Aquaculture Company (RA), the leading salmonids producer, has recommended to the General Meeting of Shareholders to make a decision on the payment of dividends, reports

After the challenging year 2020, the dynamics of Russian seafood imports in Q1 have shown good acceleration, reports


Vityaz-Avto adding pollock to its MSC-certified fisheries / April 25, 2021 20:36, paid article

Vityaz-Auto LLC, operating numerous small seiners and land-based factories with daily capacity in excess of 1200MT, has got its Danish seine pollock fishery in Western Kamchatka certified for compliance with the requirements of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This will be instrumental in boosting value-added sales at export markets, reports


The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has sold the first surimi batches produced at sea from its pollock catch to the domestic buyers. Export is also on the agenda for the future, reports


On April 21, negotiations between Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor and the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries of the Republic of Ecuador took place in a video conference format to help boost seafood export from Ecuador, reports

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) is compiling a list of companies intending to fish for Antarctic krill in order to assign the rights to conduct the fishery in the convention area and the open part of the World Ocean in the Antarctic part of the Atlantic, reports


Large marine culture site in Aniva Bay put up for auction / April 22, 2021 00:48, paid article

A marine fish – breeding site off the coast of Sakhalin in the Aniva Bay has been put up for electronic auction, reports


The Government has approved a unified action plan for the implementation of the Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic and the Strategy for the Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, reports


Investors from the Republic of Korea will invest 11.8 billion rubles in the construction of the Podyapolsky seaport in the Shkotovsky district of Primorsky Krai, the facility to be located some 60 km from Nakhodka to handle fish and mixed cargoes, reports

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) has put up for electronic auctions five large areas for marine culture off the coast of Primorsky Krai province (Capital Vladivostok), reports

As per mid-April 2021 the wholesale market at St. Petersburg (Russia’s main entry port for imported seafood) is displaying good demand for hake HGT from Uruguay and Argentina as well as pangasius fillets from Vietnam, reports

As per mid-April 2021 wholesale prices for frozen salmon from Chile have stopped its rise in Moscow despite the price increase in the country of origin, reports

As per mid-April 2021 the wholesale market in Murmansk is displaying persistent poor supply of cod, haddock and saithe for the domestic needs as most of the catch is shipped for export, reports

Traditionally, April 9 is treated as the end of the main fishing season at the Far East, it is the Sea of Okhotsk Alaska pollock fishery.  This year season was fairy unusual in many aspects.  The main difference is that it has not ended yet. Of course, the fishery in the three main subzones ended according to the plan, but this year East Sakhalin pollock fishery was certified by MSC, and therefore those few who have a quota there continued to work, reports Megafishnet.

The Russian Aquaculture Company (RA), the largest salmon producer operating in the country’s North, is working on possible Atlantic salmon farming in Primorye province (capital Vladivostok) with the final decision to be made later this summer. Another possibility on the agenda has to do with marine culture of scallops and sea cucumbers (the latter known as trepan in the region), reports

As per mid-April 2021 the first hand prices for quite a number of products from the Russian Far Eastern Fisheries have been gathering momentum, reports

Newbuild trawlers lessons learned / April 14, 2021 08:47, paid article

The Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishing season is over.  It is very important for the Far Eastern fishermen, and this year it was remarkable because of participation of newbuilt ships.  The trawlers have gone through a lot of childhood illnesses, which was expected.  We, at, understand that all the problems will be cured, and the experience gained will be used in the construction of the next ships.

The initial forecast of the All-Russia Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) is making positive projections for the forthcoming salmon season in Kamchatka while the harvest potential for the Sakhalin fisheries is seen as very poor, reports


Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) has invited fishermen to apply for quota shares for harvesting pelagic species in Morocco’s Atlantic Fishing Zone, reports


Russian seafood imports in 2020 displaying mixed results / April 13, 2021 15:42, paid article

The Russian seafood imports in 2020 slightly declined year-on-year but at the same time the volumes of many important products simply surged while mostly less important species contributed to the reduction in the total, reports


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