Another anti-record for salmon catch forecasted for Sakhalin and Kuril / February 2, 2021 16:38
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 Megafishnet.com.
Sea of Okhotsk Fishery Coordination Center began to work / January 19, 2021 14:31
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 Megafishnet.com.
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 Megafishnet.com.
Fishermen urged to build more vessels to tap the abundant Caspian sprat resource / January 19, 2021 09:10
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 Megafishnet.com.
Ten new crabbers to feature SCHOTTEL Controllable Propellers / January 10, 2021 09:26
Ten new crabbers for the Russian crab-catching companies Antey, Merlion and Aqvainvest will feature SCHOTTEL controllable pitch propellers and tunnel thruster reports Megafishnet.com.
Russia boosting recommended catch of Japanese pilchard and Pacific mackerel / January 10, 2021 01:05
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF) has considerably increased the recommended catch of Japanese pilchard and Pacific mackerel for 2021, reports Megafishnet.com.
Russian fleets winding up herring fishery in Faroese Zone and other areas / December 7, 2020 20:17
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 Megafishnet.com.
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 Megafishnet.com.
Kamchatka and Chukotka fishermen have improved catch results year-on-year / December 5, 2020 00:03
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 Megafishnet.com.
Outlook for Russia’s pollock “A” and “B” season in 2021 / December 4, 2020 15:59
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 Megafishnet.com.
Russian national catch progress to November 2020 / December 4, 2020 09:04
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 Megafishnet.com.
An ambitious experiment may open new prospects for the cod industry / November 8, 2020 00:08
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. Megafishnet.com has looked into the strong and weak sides of the project announced by the company on its website.
Brim: Scarce fish on Westfjords grounds / October 8, 2020 12:40
‘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.
Salmon fishery keeps on in Russia’s Pacific regions / September 24, 2020 12:23
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.
1st half 2020 results of Russian fisheries / July 16, 2020 15:46
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.
Salmon fishery progressing in Russia’s Far East / June 11, 2020 15:32
As per June 7, 2020 Russia’s catches of Pacific salmons in the Far Eastern Fisheries Basin amounted to ca.690 metric tons.
Brim: Main engine overhaul for Venus / June 4, 2020 14:34
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 praised the progress in the construction of the Russian pollock plant in a pandemic period / June 4, 2020 14:25
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.
Progress of Russian fisheries as per late May 2020 / May 21, 2020 16:00
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.
Overview of Russian fisheries in the North Atlantic and Central Atlantic in April 2020 / May 7, 2020 16:28
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.
5000 tonnes of blue whiting landed last week / April 30, 2020 11:22
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.
Russian pollock catches on a rise in the Sea of Okhotsk / April 23, 2020 14:36
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.
Still low volumes but some signs of price improvements during Easter / April 16, 2020 17:04
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.
Russian fleets and Icelandic boats complaining of poor blue whiting catch / April 16, 2020 16:23
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.
Russian pollock catch in the Sea of Okhotsk exceeded one million MT / April 16, 2020 12:41
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).
Progress of Russian fisheries as per early April 2020 / April 13, 2020 16:41
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.
Russia pioneering in sturgeon meat reproduction / December 12, 2019 11:31
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.