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Russia’s seafood import volume in 2020 has declined by 7.9% due to CIVID-19 but several important segments have displayed an amazing growth despite the harsh economic environment, reports Megafishnet.com.

The Russian Crab Group (the largest crab harvester in the Russian Far East and one of the leading ones in Russia) has published impressive results for 2020 both in terms of catch and market development, reports Megafishnet.com.

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC), a major pollock harvester, is sharply reducing H/G output for the Chinese processors of double-frozen fillets while boosting its own production of FAS fillet blocks and surimi for export and the domestic market, reports Megafishnet.com.

As per late January the Korean food safety authorities informed Russia’s "National Center for the Safety of Aquatic Products and Aquaculture» that the country is tightening COVID-linked safety in their ports, reports Megafishnet.com.

Russia has increased exports of agricultural products to Korea by 50% by the end of 2020, reports Megafishnet.com.

An unusual solution to the production problems caused by coronavirus has been found on one of Russia’s most remote islands, reports Megafishnet.com.

Great volume of salmon successfully passed the Russian border in 2020, reports Megafishnet.com

Rosstat’s provisional figures for the Russian seafood exports to November 2020 show different trends for value and volume, reports Megafishnet.com.

While imports of the Russian live king crab into South Korea in November 2020 slowed down year-on-year the prices displayed a serious rise presumably to persist into December thus exceeding the level of the previous two years. At the same time, the total Russian live crab exports to Korea since the start of the year were recorded at more than 13 thousand metric tons, reports Megafishnet.com.

The Russian live crab exports to China may be hitting nearly US$400 million by the end of 2020 as the sales in November significantly exceeded expectations. The activity of imports of Russian and American products has increased especially strongly. Combined with a substantial price rise this fact further convinces market players of the healthy and promising nature of demand, reports Megafishnet.com.

Russia’s Federal Fishery Agency has conducted a video conference on the sale and export of Russian fish products from pollock A season in the Russian Far East in connection with restrictive measures introduced by the People's Republic of China to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apart from ways to comply with the Chinese requirements, the conference has worked out measures to diversify shipments geographically and in terms of processing destinations, reports Megafishnet.com.

The Chinese border authorities have sent a notice to their Russian counterparts about the closure of the border (including the land border) for holidays, reports Megafishnet.com.

Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor and the General Customs Administration (GCA) of the People's Republic of China have held a video conference on the export of Russian animal products to China in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Russia’s "National Center for the Safety of Aquatic Fisheries and Aquaculture Products" in charge of export approvals also took part, reports Megafishnet.com.

Murmansk fishermen exporting part of their catch to China via Europe are facing a potential bottleneck for their shipments due to stricter Chinese requirements in response to COVID-19 occurrence on packed frozen fish, reports Megafishnet.com.

A number of Turkish fish producers are already selling to Russia with more waiting for approval by the country’s vet watchdog Rossekhoznadzor. However, the progress is hampered by food safety concerns expressed by the Russian vets, reports Megafishnet.com.

Russia’s vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has held negotiations with the Mexican colleagues on the issue of mutual access for livestock products to the markets of the both countries, reports Megafishnet.com.

Egypt has given green light to Russian fish and seafood exports into the country, reports Megafishnet.com.

December 22 early morning was a shock for fish processing stakeholders in the city of Dalian, China.  The local government ordered to shut down 75 fish processing factories in Zhuanghe area and frozen cargo operations in ports.  Actually, the "new" port of Dayowan and two cold storages there were closed from December 15, reports Megafishnet.com.

There was still no significant acceleration in shipments of live snow crab to the South Korean market in October while in the recent months Russia has remained nearly the only source of live snow crab for the country, reports Megafishnet.com.

On December 4, Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) and General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China held a videoconference to discuss Chinese COVID-linked regulations for import of seafood into PRC, reports Megafishnet.com.

In early December, auction sales of "autumn" pollock roe of US origin started in Busan, reports Megafishnet.com.

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries has published Rosstat’s provisional figures for seafood imports in January – October 2020, according to Megafishnet.com.

Rosstat’s provisional figures for the Russian seafood exports to October 2020 show different trends for value and volume, according to Megafishnet.com.

China has futher tightened regulations for exporters of seafood to PRC under the excuse of preventing COVID-19 from infiltrating into the country, reports Megafishnet.com.

Situation with the export of seafood to China from the Russian Far East has become more complicated because of COVID-19, reports Megafishnet.com.

Seafood exports from the Russian Far East (RFE) need greater diversity in terms of destination countries to make the sector less sensitive to demand fluctuations. The destinations structure was analysed, among other indicators, as ordered by the Ministry of Development of the Far East, in the research paper "Parameters of foreign trade turnover of fish products in the Far Eastern Federal district: volume, structure and value of exports", reports Megafishnet.com.

FISHNET visited Lenta hypermarket in Saint Petersburg and prepared a photo report on chilled and frozen seafood and salmon caviar on offer for the coming holiday season.

Analysts of Vostokgosplan have compared the regions of the Russian Far East as to the efficiency of their seafood exports in 2019 in terms of volume, value and price. The conclusions were made public by the Ministry of Development of the Far East based on the research paper "Parameters of foreign trade turnover of fish products in the Far Eastern Federal district: volume, structure and value of exports", reports Megafishnet.com.

The third quarter of 2020 has ended with mixed results for the Russian fish and shellfish importation sector, reports Megafishnet.com.

Following the sales of frozen pink salmon roe, in late October sales of Russian-made frozen chum salmon roe were held for the Japanese market.

 



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