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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.

Trawler Dmitry Kozharsky for Atlantrybflot went on sea trials in the Baltic Sea
December 16, 2022 10:53

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 launched 200th sushi point in Russia
December 13, 2022 17:01

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.

Russia’s catch of finfish and other seafood exceeding 4.5 million MT
December 12, 2022 17:18

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.

New digital service for seafood exporters launched on Russia’s Public Services portal
December 9, 2022 17:31

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.

Surimi production in Russia growing almost three-fold
December 8, 2022 16:23

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 certified its crab fishery under MSC standards
December 6, 2022 16:03

Russian Crab Group of companies has confirmed its crab fishery compliance with MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) standards for sustainable fishery.

Unique fish oil plant ready for commissioning in Magadan
December 2, 2022 17:05

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.

Overview of fish production in Russia in January-October 2022
December 1, 2022 16:50

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%.

Russian pollock and herring catch showing positive trends year-on-year
November 25, 2022 16:38

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.

Russian government extended VAT-free regime on fish imports for breeding purposes
November 25, 2022 15:32

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.

State Duma banned entry of black-listed foreign vessels into Russian ports
November 17, 2022 16:30

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.

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