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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.
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.
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".
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.