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A preliminary forecast for the Pacific salmon fishery in summer 2021 as published by the Federal Fisheries Agency, sets the potential volume of salmon catches as low as ca.460 thousand tons. The forecast is actually in keeping with the salmon harvest in 2019, and 30 thousand tons less than the salmon catch in 2018, reports

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries hosted the first meeting of Sea of Okhotsk Fishery  Coordination Center for A-season 2021. Special attention was paid to ensuring the safety of navigation at fishing grounds, as well as the situation with cargoes discharge in the ports of China, reports

A-season of pollock started / January 19, 2021 14:29

On January 1, 2021, fishing companies started to harvest pollock in the Sea of Okhotsk, reports

After a 15-year break in the fishery the Caspian sprat stock has recovered with the catch growing again. However, more vessels must be built to fully utilize the recommended catch, reports

Ten new crabbers for the Russian crab-catching companies Antey, Merlion and Aqvainvest will feature SCHOTTEL controllable pitch propellers and tunnel thruster reports

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) has considerably increased the recommended catch of Japanese pilchard and Pacific mackerel for 2021, reports

The autumn herring fishery traditionally begins in late September and ends in late November. As per the end of November 2020, all the current quotas have been nearly covered with part of the catch shipped for export. The next fishery will only occur in October 2021, reports

Landings surge in Murmansk / December 5, 2020 09:37

Presumably, as a result of halted shipments to China, landings in Murmansk Fish Port have been surging during the first December week up to 8300 metric tons based on reported arrivals, reports

Kamchatka and Chukotka fishermen are displaying good progress of fishery operations at the close of the 2020 season. However, some species (e.g. blue king crab and snow crab bairdi)  showed worse results compared to the previous year, reports

Scientists of the Far Eastern branches of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) have produced Okhotsk pollock 2021 fishery forecast for A and B seasons, reports

According to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, as per 30 November 2020 Russian fleets caught 4,619.8 thousand metric tons of finfish and other aquatic species, 0.4% or 17,920 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year, reports

An ambitious experiment may open new prospects for the cod industry

The Icelandic company Samherji is preparing to conduct a full-scale experiment to develop the concept of storing and landing live cod catches. has looked into the strong and weak sides of the project announced by the company on its website.

‘This was a poor trip, although we managed to pull it off. The fishing started well, and then it dried up completely. There’s not much to be had on Westfjords fishing grounds at the moment so we’ll have to search elsewhere,’ said Friðleifur Einarsson, skipper of fresher trawler Helga María.

As of September 21, Russian catch of Pacific salmons amounted to 281,029 metric tons or 43% of the corresponding result of the record year 2018.

In January-June 2020 Russian fleets harvested 2,640,930 metric tons of fish and other aquatic species, 7% up year-on-year. The catch forecast for the second half of the year looks fairly good.

As per June 7, 2020 Russia’s catches of Pacific salmons in the Far Eastern Fisheries Basin amounted to ca.690 metric tons.

Work has started on a scheduled main engine overhaul for pelagic vessel Venus, and this is being done in Reykjavík. Venus steamed to Reykjavík after landing blue whiting in Vopnarfjörður.

The Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako visited the site of the Russian Pollock fish processing plant, which the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) is building on the territory of the “Nadezhdinskaya” priority development area (Primorsky Krai). The commissioning of the plant is scheduled for September 1 of this year.

By May 20, 2020 the total volume of aquatic biological resources harvested by Russian fleets amounted to more than 2.01 million metric tons, 5.9% or 116,600 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year.

In April 2020 the Russian fleets harvested 112,100 metric tons of bottom and pelagic fish in the Atlantic Ocean. This was 800 tonnes less as compared to March.

Brim’s pelagic vessels have both docked in Vopnafjörður, bringing around 5000 tonnes of blue whiting between them. Víkingur’s catch was 2550 tonnes and Venus landed roughly 2600 tonnes.

The total harvest of Alaska pollock in Russia’s Far East Fishery Basin as per 21 April 2020 amounted to ca.1.04 million metric tons, 8.1% up on the corresponding result of 2019, according to the nation’s sectoral system for monitoring (SSM).

Possible raw material shortage ahead / April 16, 2020 17:08

Emergency measures in Ecuador might impact supply of tuna products and in turn the Spanish tuna canning industry, which is highly dependent on frozen tuna loins from Ecuador.

In week 15, available first-sales data for a handful of EU Member States shows increase in first-sales prices for several groundfish and flatfish species. 

Six Russian trawlers are harvesting blue whiting in the Faroese Fishing Zone but the catches are still behind last year.  The fleet is waiting for the runs of spent fish but so far in vain.

The total harvest of Alaska pollock in Russia’s Far East Fishery Basin as per 14 April 2020 amounted to ca.1.02 million metric tons, 7.3% up on the corresponding result of 2019, according to the nation’s sectoral system for monitoring (SSM).

By April 8, 2020 the total volume of aquatic biological resources harvested by Russian fleets amounted to more than 1.5 million metric tons, 5.7% or 81,600 tonnes up on the corresponding result of last year.

BRIM: No respite from stormy weather / January 23, 2020 12:21

While people in Iceland are already tired of the exceptional bad weather that has hit the country over the first few weeks of the year, the wind also blows hard elsewhere, as the pelagic vessel crews hoping to fish for blue whiting in Faroese waters have found.

Russian biologists from Kazan-based ArtMeat bioengineering company are pioneering in sturgeon meat culture from muscle fibers. A trial lot is already here and in three or four years minced cultured meat will be appear on the market.

Brim: Challenge to find cod / December 5, 2019 09:28

‘In general, we can say that catches have been reasonable. But there’s no getting away from the fact that cod have been a challenge. There have been some good showings of cod, but they tend to be short. In between those we just have to search as widely as we can,’ said Akurey’s skipper Eiríkur Jónsson.


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