Trade in seafood in Russia's capital showing signs of buoyancy in November 2009

November 12, 2009 16:23

In the second week of November 2009 trade in freshfrozen seafood in Moscow has grown brisker with pink salmon remaining the most demanded commodity, analysts of ( concluded after analyzing the current situation on the market.

More specifically, pink salmon has remained the bestseller, while the demand for other fish species has been gradually growing. In November 2009 the price growth for blue whiting and fillets of tilapia and pangasius has got brisker. In the meantime, prices for frozen Atlantic salmon and trout both from Norway and Chile have continued declining, just like prices for large mackerel and herring 300+.


As per 9 November 2009 Russia's total harvest of finfish and other aquatic species amounted to 3,160,800 tonnes, 297,000 tonnes up on the corresponding result of 2008. The TACs were covered at 79.4%, 10.4% up on the corresponding result of last year.

The total harvest of Pacific salmons in 2009 amounted to 535,700 tonnes, 198,100 tonnes up on the catch of 2007.

Vet update

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor has announced the possibility to extend the transition period up to 1 June 2010 until which Russian fish processing companies (vessels) shall be inspected and given registration numbers (according to the rules of organising veterinary control of import, processing, storage and sale of imported hydrocoles, finfish, shellfish/molluscs and other aquatic species as approved by the order No.453 dated 6 October 2008 of Russia's Ministry of Agriculture).

Absence of the inspection report and the registration number with the company (plant) engaged in import, processing storage and sales of imported products as well as in product exportation from Russia during the transition period (until 1 June 2010) shall not become the ground for refusal in the issue of veterinary accompanying documents.

The Government of the Russian Federation has introduced new amendments to the Rules of capture quotas distribution and according to one of them, the inshore quotas shall be distributed among the applicants for the period of 10 years by means of signing the corresponding agreements which shall now be based on the data from the state fishery register on the applicants' catches during nine years preceding the target year instead of four years as specified by the previous version of the Rules.

As another very important amendment, the inshore quotas can now be distributed between the applicants registered in other provinces of Russia, while earlier the inshore quotas have been distributed among the applicants registered in the regions ща fishery.

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