Trends on Moscow's seafood market in the fourth week of September 2009

September 28, 2009 16:40

In the fourth week of September 2009 Moscow's frozen seafood market has been showing mixed price trends such as strengthening of blue whiting prices against price fall for a number of species, analysts of ( concluded after analyzing the current situation on the market.

In particular, the prices have decreased for pangasius fillets, Atlantic herring, mackerel, capelin, Canadian and US hake and B. magister squid tubes.


As per 21 September 2009 the Russian fishermen harvested 2.683 million metric tons of finfish and other aquatic products. The figure was 262,900 tonnes up on the last year level. The take-up of the TAC amounted to 67.6%, 10.9% up on the corresponding result of last year.

The total harvest of Pacific salmons in 2009 amounted to 514,800 tonnes, 184,200 tonnes or 156% up on the result of 2007.

Vet update

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced temporary restrictions for Atlantic salmon and trout import from two Norwegian plants H-120 Feie Roykeri AS and H-107 Brandasund Fiskeforedling AS as of 7 October 2009.

Besides, the Russian vets have published a list of Singapore's fish farming, fishing, processing and coldstorage facilities approved for export to Russia as of 15 September 2009.

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