Fish industry news
One of Russia’s biggest mobile operator MegaFon has built communication facilities in the Barents Sea for one of the key Russian companies in the commercial fish farming sector.
The Interregional Association "Longline Fishery" has extended the validity of its MSC certificate to four additional fishing areas for Pacific cod.
Russian fish company Continent has launched a new Svetlana hatchery for breeding Pacific salmon broodstock on the Iturup Island of the Kuril Archipelago.
On December 20, 2022, at the plenary session of the State Duma, the law on the second stage of investment quotas and crab auctions with investment obligations was adopted in the second and third readings. Amendments are being made to the federal law "On Fisheries and Conservation of Aquatic Biological Resources".
It is possible to single out several events or trends that have a significant impact on the Russian pollock industry, according to Alexey Buglak, president of Pollock Catchers Association, interviewed by Fishnews.
In Novaya Ladoga (Leningrad Region), shipbuilders of the Rostr shipyard launched the fishing trawler called Soligorsk. The vessel is being built by order of the Murmanfishproducts company according to a project developed by the designers of the Marine Engineering Center of St. Petersburg...
On December 9, 2022 at the Onega Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant in Petrozavodsk (Republic of Karelia), the Captain Egorov crab was launched. This is the second vessel of the design series CSa 5712LS, which the plant is building by order of the largest Far Eastern crab fishing company "Russian Crab". The construction is carried out within the framework of the state program of investment quotas aimed at updating the domestic fishing fleet and improving the efficiency of the development of valuable national bioresources.
The Interregional Association "Longline Fishery" has successfully passed the second control audit under the current MCS certificate and continues to expand its scope of activities. International sanctions have not stopped this process.
A significant part of Russian crab exports has been redistributed to Asian markets after the US market closed, an analysis of the Fishery Shipowners Association of (FSA) showed. According to the data of national government statistics, for the three quarters of 2022, China, South Korea and Japan increased crab imports from Russia by 7.6 thousand tons (+28%), which compensates for the drop in volumes by 2/3.
The head trawler processor of the KMT02.02 project "Dmitry Kozharsky" (serial No. 950), built at the Vyborg Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has went out for sea trials in the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea.
X5 Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announces the launch of the 200th sushi point "A Lot of Salmon" in St. Petersburg and is planning launches in other cities of Russia.
According to the industry monitoring system, by December 5, 2022, the total Russian catch of aquatic biological resources amounted to more than 4.59 million metric tons.
Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), the Center for the Monitoring System of Fisheries and Communications, together with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, brought a new service to the nation’s Public Services portal — for the approval of certificates for capture of aquatic biological resources and fish products from them meant for export to the European Union.
In 2021-2022 surimi production in Russia has been growing while new processor trawlers started operating on the grounds.
Russian Crab Group of companies has confirmed its crab fishery compliance with MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) standards for sustainable fishery.
Omega-Sea company based in Magadan has nearly completed construction of a state-of-the-art fish oil. As port end of November, the facility is 95% ready for commissioning.
According to Russia's Federal State Statistics Service, the nation's production of fresh or chilled fish fillets in October 2022 amounted to 385.9 metric tons, 24.9% down on October 2021 and 5.1% down on September 2022. The year-on-year rise in fish fillet production in January-October 2022 amounted to 23.5%.
Russia’s total catch of Alaska pollock in the Bering and Okhotsk Seas by November 17, 2022 amounted to 1.383 million metric tons, thus showing a 12% increase on the respective result of 2021. Herring catch was also on a rise – plus 19% YOY to 225 thousand tonnes.
Russia’s Federation Council approved the budget-forming law, which, among other things, extends until January 1, 2025 the exemption from the VAT on the import and sale of breeding livestock and fish products in the Russian Federation.
At a meeting on November 9, 2022, the State Duma adopted in the third, final reading a government bill prohibiting foreign vessels engaged in fishing and violating established rules from entering Russian seaports.