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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 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.

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".

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...

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.

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.

Fish processing capacities on a rise in Kamchatka
November 17, 2022 16:12

Vyvenskoye LLC, a resident of the Kamchatka ASEZ (Advanced Special Economic Zone), has completed the second stage of reconstruction and technical re-equipment of coastal fish processing facilities in the village of Vyvenka in the Olyutorsky district of the Kamchatka Territory, reports the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation.

Russian trout farmers struggling to cope without feeds from Europe
November 16, 2022 16:42

At the end of October in Karelia (region in Northwest Russia), commercial farmers began harvesting commodity trout. The start of the 2022 season came the local fish farmers as a shock. As a result of the sanctions pressure, the domestic market was left without the main suppliers of fish feeds. Up to 85% of feeds were produced by EU companies who stopped shipments to Russia. In mid-November 2022 the industry insiders and experts were interviewed by the Russian media group RBC about the process of import substitution and their forecast for the sector’s future.

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