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In August 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to 88,000 MT, 25,900 MT down on the previous month 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to ca.30%.

Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency has released fresh figures on wild salmon catch in the Russian Far East as per 20 August current

As per 17 August cod and pollock have been recorded as the main drivers of the national catch on the growth side while wild salmon fishes of the Russian Far East have heavily contributed in the opposite direction causing an overall decrease on the last year

The Russian catch in January -July 2012 declined by about 66000 tonnes though some main species like pollock in the Russian Far East displayed an increase

In July 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to 113,900 MT, 27,200 MT up on the previous month 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to 28%. The bottom trawl fishery in the Barents Sea was conducted by up to 88 Murmansk-based trawlers, including up to 25 small inshore boats

In July 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to *** MT, 27,200 MT up on the previous month of 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to **%.

As per mid-August Kamchatka has nearly closed the salmon season with relatively optimistic results but taking into account the last year results and the projections for fishery in Sakhalin the picture is certainly not so bright

In the last few years Kamchatka-based fishery businesses have invested more than USD100 million into land-based processing of wild salmon and other species harvested in the area

As per 20 July (latest available figures) the Salmon catch in the Russian Far East has increased by 61% on the same period of the basis even year of 2010. However the result is not as impressive if comparison is made with the bumper year of 2011. The inventory from the last season is another factor in the play

As per mid-July the catch in the Russian Far East Fisheries Basin has developed a lag on the same period last year

Draft amendments to Russia's Fishery Law and related amendments to Continental Shelf Law and Exclusive Economic Zone Law have been published recently for consultation with the nation's fishery industry

In June 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to ** MT, ** MT up on the previous month 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to ca.**%, reports www.megafishnet.com.

The new season's first herring and mackerel landing of the year was expected at Vopnafjordur last night with Ingunn AK on the way with 400 tonnes on board. The fish were caught in three short hauls and is split roughly 50:50 herring and mackerel, reports www.megafishnet.com.
There has been plenty of activity recently at HB Grandi's pelagic processing complex in Vopnafjordur. Work is scheduled to be completed this weekend so that everything can be ready for the first landings of the herring and mackerel season, which could be here as early as Monday. Ingunn AK sailed last night for fishing grounds south-east of Iceland and Lundey NS and Faxi RE are ready to sail this weekend, reports www.megafishnet.com.
Full production is planned HB Grandi's Reykjavik and Akranes this summer with students on the payroll to cover the regular staff's holidays. At Vopnafjordur there has been a break in production since the end of the capelin season on the 4th of March, and staff have recently been on their summer break. With herring and mackerel fishing set to start at the end of this month, production should be under way again at the beginning of next month ...
The NE Sakhalin Island pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) fishery on Russia's east coast has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification after independent auditor MRAG determined the fishery meets the MSC standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The pink salmon harvested from this fishery may now display the blue MSC ecolabel.

In May 2012 the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to 80,100 MT, 34,700 MT down on the previous month 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels also declined from 20% to 17%, reports www.megafishnet.com.

Production has come to an end at HB Grandi's Vopnafjordur pelagic freezing plant and fishmeal factory, and is not expected to resume until the end of next month. In spite of this, the place is busy with improvements to the freezing plant as new filleting machines and additional freezing capacity are being installed during the down time, reports www.megafishnet.com.

At a recent meeting in the offices of Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency main incentives for fishing fleet renewal have been outlined, Russia's fishery head Andrey Krainy told a press-conference

Murmansk-based fishing company OOO Persey (ltd) and Saint Petersburg shipbuilders OAO Pella (plc) have launched a joint project for construction of a series of high-tech longliners for sustainable bottomfish operations in the Barents Sea, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/

Senegal's new government has revoked the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers and demanded that they land their catches in the capital Dakar before leaving the country's waters. The ban first of all has touched Russian vessels, namely 10 trawlers owned by Murmansk Trawl Fleet who used to harvest ca.*** MT of Senegal fish during the season which accounted for **% of the total harvest of local fishermen, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/

HB Grandi's freezer trawler Helga Maria AK is due to dock in Reykjavik tomorrow after a short trip. The 7000 cartons on board will be landed and a new Hampidjan Gloria pelagic trawl will be taken on board for the redfish season that is about to start. According to skipper Eirikur Ragnarsson, there is no great pressure as the redfish quotas have been cut significantly since last year, reports www.megafishnet.com
Production from the 1540 tonne landing by Faxi RE finished last Friday at HB Grandi's fishmeal plant in Vopnafjordur. According to factory manager Sveinbjorn Sigmundsson, this was the last full trip of blue whiting that the company's vessels will have this year and the outlook is now that production at Vopnafjordur will not start again until the end of June when fishing on mackerel and Atlanto-Scandian herring begins, reports www.megafishnet.com.

In April 2012 the fishery activity continued developing and, according to estimated figures, through the month the Russian harvest in the Atlantic Ocean amounted to *** MT, *** MT up on March 2012. The contribution of Kaliningrad-based vessels amounted to ca.**%, reports www.megafishnet.com.

HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Faxi RE is now close to finishing its last targeted trip on blue whiting for the year, and is currently at a position around 70 nautical miles south of the Faroe Islands. Faxi has around 1200 tonnes on board already and chief mate Ebenezer Gudmundsson said that they are hoping to have filled up by the end of today. As Faxi has a maximum carrying capacity of 1550 tonnes, there is every chance that they will be setting for Vopnafjordur later today, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to HB Grandi.
Successful seafood show in Brussels / April 27, 2012 09:22
The world's largest seafood exhibition, an annual event held in Brussels, closes today. Around thirty Icelandic companies took part this time, among them HB Grandi. According to Svavar Svavarsson, the company's marketing director, this event has proved its worth time and again - and this year is no exception, reports www.megafishnet.com
The blue whiting season is already coming to an end and the company's vessels now have only 2500 tonnes of their 12,600 tonne quota left to catch. This isn't a big quota, but is still a big improvement on last year's quota when HB Grandi's pelagic vessels had less than 1000 tonnes, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to HB Grandi.
HB Grandi: Big fish over a wide area / April 18, 2012 08:19
Faxi RE docked at Vopnafjordur this morning with a full load of between 1450 and 1500 tonnes of blue whiting on board. The fish were caught at the southern end of the Faroese EEZ and according to Hjalti Einarsson, who was skipper for the trip, there have been pelagic vessels fishing over a wide area there. The blue whiting do not appear to be forming tight shoals and 300 to 350 tonnes is normal for a nine- to ten-hour tow, reports www.megafishnet.com
HB Grandi: Blue whiting dispersed / April 16, 2012 09:31
‘We have 370 tonnes of blue whiting on board now after three fairly short tows. There was some talk of landing in the Faroes, but that idea was scratched when it became clear that getting a landing spot there is easier said than done. There's a queue to discharge in the Faroes at the moment,' said Gudlaugur Jonsson, skipper of HB Grandi's pelagic vessel Ingunn AK when we spoke to him on Friday when Ingunn was fishing on blue whiting around 70 nautical miles south of the southern point of the Faroe Islands, reports www.megafishnet.com
HB Grandi: Blue whiting starts / April 11, 2012 08:15
The blue whiting season is already in progress and several Icelandic vessels have already joined the fishery. Three of HB Grandi's pelagic vessels, Ingunn AK, Faxi RE and Lundey NS, are scheduled to fish on blue whiting this year. Ingunn sailed last night and is steaming to fishing grounds. Faxi and Lundey are expected to sail tonight or tomorrow, reports www.megafishnet.com.
 



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