Fish industry news
X5 Group, the leading food retail company in Russia, held a meeting with the Fish Union which unites Russian seafood producers and processors.
Russian fishery scientists forecast that this year Kamchatka will contribute 75 percent of the total salmon catch in the nation's Far Eastern basin.
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%.
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.
A new large wholesale distribution center with a coldstore will be built in the Solnechnogorsk city district (Moscow region).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.