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Fish Union and X5 Group developing cooperation
May 26, 2023 17:07

X5 Group, the leading food retail company in Russia, held a meeting with the Fish Union which unites Russian seafood producers and processors.

Kamchatka anticipating successful salmon season
May 24, 2023 17:17

Russian fishery scientists forecast that this year Kamchatka will contribute 75 percent of the total salmon catch in the nation's Far Eastern basin.

Russian pollock catch in A season may break a new record
May 19, 2023 16:53

On May 15, 2023, dedicated Alaska pollock fishery took off in the West Bering Sea zone. The total allowable catch in the area has been approved at 612 thousand metric tons — +53 thousand MT year-on-year and record strong for the past 15 years. According to estimates of the Pollock Catchers Association (PCA), the TAC can be covered by 85-90%.

Russia’s coastal processors capable of producing one million MT of Alaska pollock per year
April 19, 2023 10:20

The coastal facilities in the Russian Far East can process up to one million metric tons of Alaska pollock. In particular, the Kuril Islands show a great processing potential.

New food processing and storage complex will appear near Moscow
April 13, 2023 16:20

A new large wholesale distribution center with a coldstore will be built in the Solnechnogorsk city district (Moscow region).

Coldstorage capacity on the up in Primorye
April 6, 2023 16:48

Vlaidostok-led Primorskiy Krai Territory will raise its coldstorage capacity by 37,000 metric tons with a new wholesale distribution center that is being built now.

Norebo will transfer new shipbuilding orders to its own shipyard
March 20, 2023 17:13

One of Russia’s biggest fishery holdings Norebo is going to refuse the services of Northern Shipyard (Severnaya Verf) in St. Petersburg (part of the State United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC) to complete the construction of its four trawlers at its own shipyard.

FESCO using innovative cold chain to bring live crab from Moscow to Vladivostok
March 16, 2023 17:01

Russian Largest Transport and Logistics Company – FESCO Transportation Group – for the first time in the nation’s history delivered live crab from Moscow to Vladivostok in an innovative aquacontainer.

Russian herring products to win market share from imported analogues
February 27, 2023 17:19

Herring is one of Russia’s most popular fish species enjoying steady and strong demand. Experts of the Russian Agricultural Bank studied herring production and consumption in Russia, as well as its export potential on the world market.

Russian scientists worked out database on Antarctic krill biology and fishery
February 17, 2023 17:03

Scientists of Azov-Black Sea branch of VNIRO (AzNIIRKH) have created a unique database on Antarctic krill biology and fishery. According to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), the information base will become an actual tool when Russian fishermen resume krill fishing and processing. Work on the development of large-scale krill fishing has been carried out by Rosrybolovstvo together with the industry community over the past years.

Russia overtakes USA in global pollock fillets market
February 2, 2023 16:45

Russia for the for the first time in history overtook the United States in pollock fillet production, as last year local fishermen increased the production by 16.8% to 139,000 tons, according to the Russian Pollock Association (ADM).

Russia’s federal operator accelerated mobile Internet for largest salmon and trout farm in the Arctic
January 20, 2023 17:07

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.

MSC extended cod certificate for Russia’s Longliner Association
January 19, 2023 16:00

The Interregional Association "Longline Fishery" has extended the validity of its MSC certificate to four additional fishing areas for Pacific cod.

Kuril Islands build new Pacific salmon hatcheries
January 9, 2023 10:58

Russian fish company Continent has launched a new Svetlana hatchery for breeding Pacific salmon broodstock on the Iturup Island of the Kuril Archipelago.

2nd stage of Russia’s investment quota program approved by Duma
December 29, 2022 14:39

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".

Russia working to maintain strong position on pollock market
December 26, 2022 16:15

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.

Rostr Shipyard launched a new trawler
December 23, 2022 16:52

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...

New crabber launched in Petrozavodsk
December 21, 2022 16:54

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.

Russia’s Longliner Association enhancing its MSC certificate
December 19, 2022 16:19

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.

Russian crab industry has successfully rebuilt exports
December 16, 2022 11:02

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.

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