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20 February 2013
Scientists recommend to double quota for t...

As I learned from interview of the Magadan of Fisheries and Oceanography Research Institute director Sergei Marchenko, basing on data obtained during sea expeditions in 2012, the scientists recommend for an allowable catch in 2013 more than 6.5 thousand MT of va...

Posted: 20 February 2013, 10:37
16 February 2013
Catches of Pacific herring and cod by are ...

According to the latest data issued by the Russian Fishing Monitoring and Communication Center (FMCC), total catch of aquatic biological resources exceeded 376 thousand MT. Compared to the previous year, volumes of herring, cod, and other species increased. Fro...

Posted: 16 February 2013, 22:08
12 February 2013
South Kuril fish processing plant has impr...

Recently a significant event for Kuril Islands fisheries happened – South Kuril fish processing plant, which is a part of the fishing company, has put into full exploitation renovated fish processing section on the Kunashir Island. As a result of the reno...

Posted: 12 February 2013, 00:02
05 February 2013
By 2015 share of gross marine economy in C...

This ambitious figure was stated in the National Program for the marine economy development in period of the 12-th five-year plan, recently issued by the State Council of China. It is expected that from 2011 to 2015 an average annual growth of gross marine econ...

Posted: 05 February 2013, 10:59
30 January 2013
Japanese government wants to prevent a dec...

According to the statistics of the Fisheries Agency of Japan, every year Japanese consumers buy less fish, and switch to beef and pork instead. To fight that, in August 2012 the government launched a new initiative which includes promotion of semi-finished saur...

Posted: 30 January 2013, 09:40
24 January 2013
Pollock fishing season in Russia have just...

As I learned, some days back a deputy Head of the Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery, Vasily Sokolov, held the first meeting devoted to the new pollock fishing season. According to his report, by January 16 in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk it was caught 30.7 thous...

Posted: 24 January 2013, 23:36
23 January 2013
Seafood consumption in China is growing at...

Recently I came across a new report from the USDA that contains some interesting information. According to the report issued by the Foreign Agricultural Trade (FAS), fast income growth and drastic changes in lifestyle have become a basis for growth of demand fo...

Posted: 23 January 2013, 03:07
14 January 2013
More good news for consumers of Pacific Sa...

As I’ve recently learned, the adopted level of recommended catch for the Pacific salmon for 2013 will exceed 300 thousand MT. This figure was said at a meeting of the Far Eastern specialized salmon committee. At the meeting, which was held in December, th...

Posted: 14 January 2013, 09:33
10 January 2013
Last year was successful for Norwegian sal...

Compared to 2011, since the beginning of 2012 the volume of Norwegian salmon exports grew to 22 percent, while prices for salmon increased by 1 percent, or 47.1 millions Euro.  Thus, increase in the total income is accounted mainly to larger volumes of exp...

Posted: 10 January 2013, 05:53
06 January 2013
Fishery Committee of the European Parliame...

According to the document, one of the main points of the new rules is a requirement for the EU countries to stop overfishing and extra fish disposal. Majority of members vote for the fisheries policy reform. No later than 2015 the ministries on fisheries of the...

Posted: 06 January 2013, 04:38
31 December 2012
Trawling no longer allowable in Hong Kong

New rule concerning fishing, which I felt to be put into effect sooner or later, was at last adopted. Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department introduced a ban on trawling that comes into force since the beginning of 2013. The ban cove...

Posted: 31 December 2012, 08:58
24 December 2012
Today I’d like to share with you som...

In November this year total cost of fish and seafood exported from Norway to Russia was 761 million Euros. This is 3.1 million more than in the same period 2011. However, this rise mainly accounts to increased exports value than to growth in terms of volume...

Posted: 24 December 2012, 09:12
21 December 2012
This post is quite optimistic since good p...

According to the “Outlook for the global frozen fish market” prepared by the BusinesStat in the end of 2012, during 2007-2011 the frozen fish sales in the world grew annually, and reached 30.0 million MT in 2011. The world leaders in terms of sales f...

Posted: 21 December 2012, 08:38
14 December 2012
Russia’s government plans to develop...

Despite numerous obstacles, fishing industry in Russia develops. Recently I learned about a new government program “Fishing industry development for the period 2013-2017”. I’ve read it, and can share the most important facts with you. Among ot...

Posted: 14 December 2012, 07:02
09 December 2012
European Council rejects sustainable fishi...

Recent European Council’s decision to set for 2013-2014 the total allowable catch for many deep-sea fish species above the level proposed by the European Commission is deeply disappointing. International environmental organization Oceana also spoke its neg...

Posted: 09 December 2012, 03:00
04 December 2012
By the end of 2012 the total volume of aqu...

Provided the weather conditions are favorable, this will become the best result for the last ten years. As I’ve learned from the press service of the regional administration, by now the total catch had exceeded results of previous year by 65 thousand MT. ...

Posted: 04 December 2012, 04:12
01 December 2012
Unique technologies that allow transportat...

The breakthrough technology was developed in the laboratory of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. By maintaining a low temperature, intense air-conditioning and creation of other conditions the scientists caused a deep sleep and shallow breathing of turbot...

Posted: 01 December 2012, 08:57
26 November 2012
Volumes of seafood export from Russia may ...

Victor Ishayev, Minister for the Far Eastern District Development, recently spoke for the legal fish exports limiting. The reason for this statement is following. Over the past 4 years the overall export of Russian fish and seafood increased by 20.7 per cent, a...

Posted: 26 November 2012, 01:28
19 November 2012
Good news for Pacific salmon customers &nd...

These data were presented at the 20th Session of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Committee (NPAFC) that was recently held in St-Peterborough. According to information from the Russia’s Federal Fishery Agency public relations center, the total commercial...

Posted: 19 November 2012, 08:33
17 November 2012
Russian fishing companies develop business...

As I learned recently, on the intergovernmental talks the prime ministers of Russia and Vietnam announced plans to actively promote and support partnership in fishing industry. In particular, it was decided to negotiate and sign a free trade agreement between V...

Posted: 17 November 2012, 06:16
15 November 2012
This year promises to be more productive f...

According to the press service of the Fisheries Monitoring and Communications Center, total catch of aquatic resources since January reached 3593.6 thousand MT. Most part of the catch is traditionally Alaska Pollock - 1469.4 thousand MT, or 48.8 thousand MT more...

Posted: 15 November 2012, 00:08
13 November 2012
By the end of the current decade China may...

Even though China still remains the leader in seafood exports, but its imports is beginning to play an important role with volumes growing year by year. Demand for seafood, especially for premium class seafood, is growing faster than for meat since the number of...

Posted: 13 November 2012, 01:03
09 November 2012
Not long ago I came across a research made...

According to it, current processes occurring in world oceans due to both natural and man-made factors along with climate change may lead to fishes getting smaller in size. Researchers associated this possibility with warming of the oceans and lower oxygen conte...

Posted: 09 November 2012, 06:43
06 November 2012
Russia and Norway approved  the highe...

Good news for the customers interested in buying cod from Russia. On a recent meeting of the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission the parties agreed the record allowed volumes of cod for 2013 on a level of 1 million MT. It was a result of competent co-ma...

Posted: 06 November 2012, 01:18
03 November 2012
In January-September fishing companies of ...

As reported by the press service of the Primorye statistics agency, compared to the same period last year the exports declined by 10.3 per cent. This figure is yet another evidence of what I told in my previous posts. I mean measures that the Russian government...

Posted: 03 November 2012, 07:44
30 October 2012
What is more profitable for a state budget...

In my opinion, construction of private salmon hatcheries compared to keeping state-owned hatcheries would bring more profits both to the state and private businesses. This is an important for the Russia’s fishing industry issue. And recently the question ...

Posted: 30 October 2012, 08:04
04 October 2012
The Russian government plans to approve th...

I told in my previous posts that I regularly learned about news telling of measures developing to improve Russian fishing industry. So, the latest program of which I’ve recently learned, is aimed to significantly change the present operation system, reduce...

Posted: 04 October 2012, 10:37
30 September 2012
MSC certification for Russian sockeye salm...

According to the press service of Kronotsky nature reserve administration, sockeye salmon fishing on Ozernaya River was recognized sustainable. This, Asia's largest sockeye salmon (red salmon) fishery became the third Russian certified fishery and joined th...

Posted: 30 September 2012, 10:29
26 September 2012
In December first trout fry grown from Ame...

Small village Soskua suddenly became known to all fish experts after starting a trout hatchery there. Its aquariums are planned to be filled with fry in mid-December. The hatchery is designed for growing about 12.5 millions of fry species annually which then wi...

Posted: 26 September 2012, 10:21
22 September 2012
Russia’s government promotes fishing...

A special committee was formed to develop and implement adaptation measures in the Russia's fisheries sector after its joining the WTO. On its first meeting a plan was developed that included a number of proposals on the most pressing issues for the Russia&r...

Posted: 22 September 2012, 10:16
17 September 2012
Pacific salmon fishing season in Russia wi...

More than 340 thousand MT of Pacific salmon was caught by Far Eastern fishing companies by now. Thus, results of the current fishing season comply with most optimistic forecasts for even (“fishless”) year. Catch of Pacific salmon by the reporting dat...

Posted: 17 September 2012, 05:36
15 September 2012
Russia’s joining EU brings new advan...

I’m glad to share with you good news! Russia’s Federal Customs Department (FCD) simplified custom control procedures for seafood imports in order to accelerate its delivery to consumers and create favorable conditions for Russian import companies tha...

Posted: 15 September 2012, 05:32
10 September 2012
New trend in Russian fishing industry: hat...

“Russian salmon”, one of numerous hatcheries in Russia where Atlantic salmon and sea trout are grown, plans to get rid of need to import fry and fodder by 2015. “Russian salmon” is an example of a successful business at every stage, from...

Posted: 10 September 2012, 00:00
08 September 2012
Sharp drop in exports of fish from Norway ...

During the years of economical crisis the export of Norwegian fish to many European countries dropped or even was completely terminated. However, the total volume of fish and seafood exports remained on the same level due to higher consuming by some other countr...

Posted: 08 September 2012, 23:54
06 September 2012
Russian fisheries to show good results

The current fishing season is going to be fairly successful for most of Russia’s fishing companies. By now the total volume of Pacific salmon caught in all fishing areas of Kamchatka reached 228.9 thousand MT. Thus, the deployment of the recommended volum...

Posted: 06 September 2012, 01:02
03 September 2012
In August total exports of fish products f...

This figure is 2.8 per cent higher compared to the same period in 2011. However, it’s rather accounted to higher prices for fish and seafood from Russia than to higher volumes of exported products. On the basis of quantities, in contrast, volume declined ...

Posted: 03 September 2012, 00:57
27 August 2012
There are a few scenarios for the world fi...

The first matter, that all who involved in fish business are concerned about, is how prices for fish and various fish products are going to change in a foreseeable future. Most trends show positive dynamics, and over the next decade prices are highly likely to g...

Posted: 27 August 2012, 00:34
24 August 2012
Another important event in Russia’s ...

This is the VII International Fishermen Congress which will be held from October 2 to 3. As I’ve learned from some insider sources, among other most pressing issues for the fishing industry one of the key themes will be operation of Russian fishing industr...

Posted: 24 August 2012, 00:31
21 August 2012
Good news from the Far East region where c...

As reported in the Public Relations Centre of Russia’s Federal Fishery Agency, at the beginning of August in all regions, except for the Primorsky region, there was a positive dynamics of Pacific salmon catching compared to the results of previous even yea...

Posted: 21 August 2012, 00:05
19 August 2012
21-th International Food and Beverage Exhi...

Food Forum will be one of the key events during the exhibition. This year it will be turned into a new format and include six thematic conferences: “Milk and dairy products market”, “Meat and poultry”, “Seafood”, “Fruit ...

Posted: 19 August 2012, 00:01
17 August 2012
Russian hatcheries develop chum salmon far...

Chum Salmon is one of the most demanded products in the international fish market, and Russian enterprises strive for taking a bigger share in it. Over the past 10 years the annual volume of juvenile Pacific salmon from the hatcheries in Magadan region mainta...

Posted: 17 August 2012, 05:47
17 August 2012
USDA prepared an outlook for Russian fish ...

Today I’d like to share with you a piece of information concerning prospects of a fish market in Russia from a point of view of American experts. According to them, in the coming years Russia will remain a large and prospective consumer of imported fish an...

Posted: 17 August 2012, 05:27
15 August 2012
On August 1 fishing season of pink salmon ...

Russia’s fishing companies successfully drew the recommended volumes despite the fact that catching was limited since July 7 in order to let the fish to pass to the spawning grounds. These measures showed a positive trend, and pink salmon population is ex...

Posted: 15 August 2012, 05:21
14 August 2012
What new Corfu-Karaginsky herring catching...

Corfu Karaginsky herring is one of the largest populations of Pacific herring in Russia. It belongs to a group of species whose population drastically changes even in consecutive years, and currently it is peaking. Therefore this year's allowable catch wa...

Posted: 14 August 2012, 05:41
11 August 2012
Some words about what expects Russian fish...

Expected Russia’s joining the WTO cannot but affect its fishing industry. However, this will not force any significant changes into operation of coastal fishing companies, since they deliver their whole catch to domestic ports for its further processing...

Posted: 11 August 2012, 05:47
08 August 2012
By inviting trained skilled workers from C...

Lack and unavailability of trained workers are one of reasons of weak position of Russian fish industry in the international processed fish market. To solve this problem Alexander Efremov, CEO of Yuzhmorrybflot, one of the major Far Eastern fishing enterprise...

Posted: 08 August 2012, 05:43
06 August 2012
The Russia’s Prime Minister highligh...

As I've recently learned, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting devoted to the Social-economic development of Kuril Islands federal program implementation. According to the Russian Government press service, the focus in its realization should be give...

Posted: 06 August 2012, 23:29
05 August 2012
Method used to determine maximum permissib...

This is what Alexander Efremov said, general manager of Yuzhmorrybflot which is one of the largest Far Eastern fishing enterprises. Currently used in Russia method of determining the limit values for harmful substances in fish processing waste discharged into th...

Posted: 05 August 2012, 23:26
23 July 2012
30th session of the FAO Committee on Fishe...

The document titled "State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture" states that the sector produced a record 128 million MT of fish and other seafood, or an average of 18.4 kg per person, and in 2011 the world trade reached a record mark 125 billion USD. Ac...

Posted: 23 July 2012, 18:57
18 July 2012
Stock increases, demand flat...

During the first half of 2012 more than 216 thousand MT of fish and seafood was catched in the Sakhalin-Kuril region, and catches of pollock showed a notable increase compared to 2011, particularly in North-Kuril region. In June 51 thousand MT of aquatic bio-res...

Posted: 18 July 2012, 11:25
17 July 2012
A story with the Russia's ban of Norwe...

Recently, the supervisory authorities of Norway and Finland notified Rosselkhoznadzor of restriction introduced for two fishing companies that exported fish to the Russian market. According to the Finnish Food Safety (Evira), a ban was imposed on the export by S...

Posted: 17 July 2012, 06:54
13 July 2012
Russia is going to supplant Norwegian salm...

This is what I thought of when learned about starting of a new hatchery for Atlantic salmon by “Russian Sea” company group in the Murmansk region. The technology, deployed at this hatchery, is planned to spread to other branches of the group located ...

Posted: 13 July 2012, 03:50
09 July 2012
Prospects of Russia’s joining WTO po...

Recent award of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification confirming compliance with standards for sustainable and well-managed fishery to two of the salmon fishing companies in the north-eastern Sakhalin are one of these. Certificate was awarded to the aut...

Posted: 09 July 2012, 05:13
03 July 2012
Caution: Asian seafood may require special...

As I recently learned, Australian sanitary services stated cases of unsatisfactory quality of fish imported from Asian countries. Antibiotic enrofloxacin, forbidden in the country, was found in five batches of fish exported to Australia in the first half of 2012...

Posted: 03 July 2012, 09:01
01 July 2012
Good news for Russian seafood buyers.

It’s time to sum up results of operation of Far Eastern fishing companies, and, fortunately, they do not disappoint. In May more than 90 thousand MT of seafood was caught in Kamchatka sea waters, with the most active fishing in the North-Kuril region. Acco...

Posted: 01 July 2012, 08:53
23 June 2012
Experts forecast production decline by alm...

Salmon fishing season already started on Kamchatka Peninsula and soon will start in Primorye Region in Russia, but experts opinion forecasts only 280 thousand MT will be catched this year. Annual decline of 46 percent! In addition to this, Chairman of the Far Ea...

Posted: 23 June 2012, 19:16
20 June 2012
Fish exports from Russia can become less c...

Fish export from Russia is still a quite a complicated business, therefore I was interested to learn about results of a discussion between the administration of Primorye region and representatives of fisheries. The main topic of the meeting was problems that ari...

Posted: 20 June 2012, 17:16
19 June 2012
Russian bears should receive their quota o...

Vodka, Red Square and bears – probably, they are still those very things closely associated with Russia. But while vodka and the Red Square do not need any measures to preserve them, wild bears do. According to experts, the population of bears in Kamchat...

Posted: 19 June 2012, 17:07
08 June 2012
Russia is going to develop seafood transpo...

The Northern Sea Route is the shortest route between Northern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. If the full distance from Rotterdam to Yokohama by the Indian Ocean is 11.2 thousand nautical miles, the route by the Northern Sea is 3.9 thousand nautical miles, o...

Posted: 08 June 2012, 05:09
07 June 2012
There’s a bit of information I&rsquo...

Based on results of fish processing in the Far East currently reported, a clear trend of increase of value added processing becomes visible. According to the study, during 2011 Far Eastern fishing companies increased production volumes (in metric tons) by 11%, w...

Posted: 07 June 2012, 04:56
30 May 2012
Subsidies in Russian fishing industry brin...

Russia aims to promote domestic fish processing industry catching up to meet growing demand for seafood. Latest evidence of this intention I saw in the adoption of state program for fishing industry development in Khabarovsk region. The program aims to develop a...

Posted: 30 May 2012, 05:16
25 May 2012
Harmful microorganisms in Vietnamese seafo...

Shortly after import ban of Norwegian salmon, Russia’a Rosselkhoznadzor recently introduced more measures aimed to regulate foreign suppliers. This time temporary restrictions are laid on several kinds of seafood imports from Vietnamese enterprises. The re...

Posted: 25 May 2012, 04:46
22 May 2012
Seafood Outlook from Food and Agriculture ...

Recently I came across a Food Outlook published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and decided to share some facts with you. The document states that the forecast for the second half of 2012 and beginning of 2013 would indicate an improvement in sup...

Posted: 22 May 2012, 11:16
20 May 2012
According to research of PFRC (Pacific Fis...

Traditionally, the main species predicted is the pink salmon with a share of 62 per cent of the total catch. As 2012 is an even year, the largest catches of salmon are expected in western Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, and Kuril Islands. The results of research ind...

Posted: 20 May 2012, 11:15
19 May 2012
Russian and Norwegian officials to perform...

Agreement was reached during talks between head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert and Knut Hauge, the Ambassador of Norway in Russia. Parties agreed to start inspections of 25 Norwegian fresh fish exporters by June 11. The inspections of Norwegian fish process...

Posted: 19 May 2012, 03:09
16 May 2012
Let’s come back and review the hot d...

Russia’s Rosselkhoznadzor has done what it had promised, and ban for Norwegian salmon came in force May 5th. Official statement was as follows: “We found that the products do not comply with Russian sanitary standards resulting a risk of import of un...

Posted: 16 May 2012, 14:26
14 May 2012
Trends for Alaska salmon prices on world m...

Recently salmon became a hot topic in fishing news and sites, so I simply can not keep aside of it. In a previous post I already expressed my view on the current situation with a Russia’s ban for Norwegian salmon and some implied reasons of it, and today I...

Posted: 14 May 2012, 05:32
12 May 2012
Good news for those who look for new sea p...

According to RSRIRO (All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography), in 2011 there was an increase of seafood production by 13.4%. The highest growth rates showed mariculture, trout and sturgeon farming. The total volume reached 135...

Posted: 12 May 2012, 05:30
10 May 2012
In past posts I touched prospects for Russ...

First and foremost, Russia’s Fisheries Commission endorsed the agreement on Russia's accession to the WTO and considers participation in this organization necessary for the fishery complex development and involvement of Russian fishing and fish process...

Posted: 10 May 2012, 05:25
27 April 2012
European Seafood Expo is over, and it&rsqu...

The first concerns delay of MSC’s certification of Russian Pollock and Salmon fishing companies. What makes this issue even more unclear is that either side seems to be interested in certification, especially in a view of Russia’s joining WTO that wi...

Posted: 27 April 2012, 13:49
25 April 2012
Summary of the show part 2.

Today I experienced an amazingly positive boost of my self-esteem: first, I was recognized by people I was just passing by… a few times actually. Second, I was misquoted twice during the day (which at least means that people read my articles or interviews...

Posted: 25 April 2012, 16:12
24 April 2012
Report on the first day of the European Se...

Indeed another successful start. A lot of positive dynamics and trends visible. Alaska Pollock It seems to me that Chinese processors are not fully represented this year. Big players are here, but small ones are missing. Good momentum: Chinese Processors seem to...

Posted: 24 April 2012, 15:51
19 April 2012
Hot topic: Russia's ban of Norwegian S...

There is a hot discussion about possible consequences of Russia's WTO participation. Some were discussed at recent meeting of the Russian fish processing enterprises representatives with Maxim Medvedkov, Director of Ministry of Economic Development of the Ru...

Posted: 19 April 2012, 09:57
16 April 2012
High quality of Russian salmon was confirm...

Salmon is one of the most important products for our customers, so I’m always glad to share my piece of mind about it. Several days ago, state committee completed inspection of several salmon hatcheries in the Sakhalin Region. The audit found the infrastra...

Posted: 16 April 2012, 10:10
11 April 2012
New ambitious project on Sakhalin

The members of the Sakhalin region Council recently enrolled a discussion of projectsincreasing the aquatic resources catches and fish processing on shore facilities in the Sakhalin-Kuril area. The project developed by the “Gidrostroy” company includ...

Posted: 11 April 2012, 05:10
06 April 2012
No more seling illegal seafood

Legal issues concerning legal origin of seafood still can be a headache for buyers dealing with some Russian fishery companies. It seems like this long lasting concern can soon be improved. As I recently learned, the Russian government plans to introduce mandat...

Posted: 06 April 2012, 03:50
02 April 2012
Russian engineers designed equipment for f...

As I’ve learned recently, specialists of “Technological equipment” company (located in the Primorye region) had developed and prepared for mass production a brand new processing line, which allows to make any fish processing plant clean and was...

Posted: 02 April 2012, 10:28
29 March 2012
Ural fish breeding companies increase prod...

During 2011 fisheries of Sverdlovsk region increased volumes of fish by almost 10%, and bred over 100 tons of trout and various species of sturgeon, including: - 66 metric tons of trout - 20 metric tons of sturgeon - 17 metric tons of starlet. While volume of fi...

Posted: 29 March 2012, 15:19
28 March 2012
Scientists give fishing forecast for April...

During the latest meeting of the PFRC (Pacific Fisheries Research Center) participants discussed a forecast for allowable catches during the second quarter of 2012. As a result, Far Eastern fishing companies are allowed to catch over 628 thousand metric tons of ...

Posted: 28 March 2012, 15:15
21 March 2012
What to expect from Alaska Pollock?

Despite many experts’ opinion that the riddle of Alaska pollock price spread will be resolved during the recent seafood show in Boston, it was not. Participants of the show could see increase of H&G prices from Russia while US producers offered their f...

Posted: 21 March 2012, 12:43
16 March 2012
Reliable investments into Russian fisherie...

Good news for our present and future consumers – in 2011 fishing industry of Primorsky Region of Russia showed a positive trend of development which seems to go on in 2012. Some data: + 114.7 percent to 2011 – for fishing + 109.4 percent  to 201...

Posted: 16 March 2012, 10:38
13 March 2012
Impressions and observations at Boston Sea...

Boston Seafood greeted show visitors with sunny and crusty-cold weather. It’s a great city with rich history, and I actually managed to escape to Harvard campus which was just about 10 minutes drive from the expo center. Down to things that you are actuall...

Posted: 13 March 2012, 05:24
12 March 2012
More fish for Russia!

First, some statistics: currently 145 vessels are deployed in Alaska Pollock and Pacific herring fishing in Russia. Daily catch per vessel in North Okhotsk subarea is around 60 metric tons of herring and 200 metric tons of Pollock. Since the beginning of 2012 Ru...

Posted: 12 March 2012, 05:14
10 March 2012
Portion of good news from Russian fisherie...

From the beginning of 2012 Russian fisheries have caught more than 26 thousand metric tons of Alaska pollock. This is 6 times higher compared to same period last year. According to the Kamchatka-PFRC’s press release, largest volumes of Alaska Pollock were ...

Posted: 10 March 2012, 04:23
06 March 2012
Expectations and forecasts before the show...

Personally, I think this show will be very engaging and indeed very interesting. Even if you had not attended Boston before and are in Alaska Pollock business – there is no chance you should miss it this time. I will skip the part “….Superocea...

Posted: 06 March 2012, 04:28
03 March 2012
Markets for Russian seafood become more di...

Russian fishing industry is growing – last year Russian fisheries produced more frozen Alaska pollock both for exports and domestic consumption than a year before. Compared to the 2010, volumes of unprocessed Alaska pollock production decreased, while expo...

Posted: 03 March 2012, 04:48
01 March 2012
Russian fisheries to develop fish breeding

According to the recent interview of First Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Victor Zubkov, fish breeding is one of the major concerns in Russian fishing industry. Potential of this business is tremendous, but still very poorly implemented. For example, share of fish br...

Posted: 01 March 2012, 10:54
26 February 2012
What's necessary for successful develo...

“Today in Russia there is no modern high-tech industry to meet modern standards of processing and catching, delivery and storage of fish and fish products,” this is how German Zverev, president of the Pollack Catching Association and Chairman of the ...

Posted: 26 February 2012, 12:16
24 February 2012
Herring quota in Karaginsky subzone can be...

As I’ve learned from insider information, in 2012 herring quota in Karaginsky subzone (Kamchatka peninsula) can be increased to 128.6 thousand metric tons. It is almost a 10-fold increase from current quota (13 thousand metric tons). This decision is based...

Posted: 24 February 2012, 14:07
22 February 2012
Russian fisheries can receive longer-term ...

According to the latest statement of First Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Victor Zubkov, which I’ve read today, the government is considering a bold step: increase an areas allotment period for fisheries up to 20 years and quotas to 10 years. Mr. Zubkov believe...

Posted: 22 February 2012, 14:05
18 February 2012
Preliminary catches forecast in the Far Ea...

Experts of PFRC (Pacific Fisheries Research Center) presented a preliminary catches forecast in the Far Eastern region in 2013. According to the PFRC  press release, in the next year a preliminary total amount of recommended catch can reach 3.54 million met...

Posted: 18 February 2012, 13:32
17 February 2012
Where does this trend go?

In 2011 over 80% of the total Russian seafood export volume went to markets of China, South Korea and Japan. The first two states are the leaders in value and volumes of products imported from Russia. As reported by the Public Relations Centre  of Russian F...

Posted: 17 February 2012, 11:51
14 February 2012
There is a room for further growth of Russ...

Imported fish and sea products will not supplant those of the Russian companies. The process of import substitution for the Russian seafood will continue after Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization. This opinion was recently expressed by Andrew ...

Posted: 14 February 2012, 09:30
12 February 2012
New sturgeon hatchery in Khabarovsk region...

Khabarovsk Region’s Government discussed progress of construction Nicholaevskiy Sturgeon Hatchery in 2012. Construction of the sturgeon hatchery on the Amur river in the Nicholaevskiy district of Khabarovsk region is carried out since 2009 under the "...

Posted: 12 February 2012, 14:30
10 February 2012
Caught volumes of Russian fishing companie...

As was reported in the Russian Fishery’s center of public relations, from the beginning of 2012 the total caught of aquatic biological resources of all Russian fishing companies was 225.1 thousand tons, which is by 15.9 million tons (7.6%) more than for th...

Posted: 10 February 2012, 12:23
07 February 2012
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and port points o...

Today there are only two points on the Kamchatka peninsula to which catches can be easily delivered - port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and port points of Ozernovskiy and Octyabrskiy. Only these places have infrastructure necessary to handle fishing boats. Fish p...

Posted: 07 February 2012, 12:21
31 January 2012
A good start of 2012 fishing year on Far-E...

From the beginning of 2012 fishing companies of Far-Eastern region of Russia got about 35 thousand tons of aquatic biological resources. Traditionally, the main share of catch is comprised of pollack (21 thousand tons) and herring (13 thousand tons). In addition...

Posted: 31 January 2012, 12:54
25 January 2012
Results of research program of fish resour...

Experts of TINRO-Center (Pacific Fisheries Research Center) reviewed results of five-year research program of fish resources of the Far Eastern seas. Among possible effects of oceanographic conditions changes in the western Bering Sea it was also mentioned assum...

Posted: 25 January 2012, 13:06
19 January 2012
Fishing Exhibition "Sea. Resources. T...

More than 40 organizations from Russia, Germany, Poland, Norway, and Finland have applied to participate in the XIII International Fishing Exhibition "Sea. Resources. Technology 2012" to be held from March 14 to 16 in Murmansk. The program of events in...

Posted: 19 January 2012, 13:03
12 January 2012
More good news from Far Eastern fishermen....

Some more good news from Far Eastern fishermen. From the beginning of this year Russian fishing companies caught 59.25 tons of herring, which is 17.22 thousand tons more than in 2011. This increment is accounted for better fishing in the Okhotsk Sea​​. According...

Posted: 12 January 2012, 12:59
05 January 2012
More fish from Russia

According to the Primorsky Region statistics agency, in 2011 fishing companies of Primorsky Region sent to foreign markets 459.8 thousand tons of fish and seafood, which is 10.1% higher than in 2010. In value terms exports amounted to 658.8 million, or 13% more ...

Posted: 05 January 2012, 12:55
30 December 2011
Domestic consumption increased to 626K MT ...

During 2011 far east ports received 1128 vessels. Busiest was Vladivostok. In total 1.7M MT of catch was declared in the ports of the region.

Posted: 30 December 2011, 14:02
15 December 2011
Interesting extract from COMMISSION REGULA...

“(4) Though the EFSA Opinion indicates that all wild caught seawater and freshwater fish must be considered at risk of containing viable parasites of human health hazard if these products are to be eaten raw or almost raw, in the case that epidemiological ...

Posted: 15 December 2011, 04:37
12 December 2011
While W/R production decreased

Russian Association of Alaska Pollock Catchers reports an increase of fillet production on board of associated vessels from 19,62K MT in 2010 to 20,77K MT in same period 2011 (increase of around 6%). W/R production decreased insignificantly by about 1%.

Posted: 12 December 2011, 02:57
09 December 2011
Current situation is extremely inefficient...

Current situation of custom clearance for all Russian far-east fishing companies to unload cargo for custom clearance in Vladivostok is inefficient say the catching and transportation companies. Necessity to unload the cargo on shore, and load it again for trans...

Posted: 09 December 2011, 07:20
06 December 2011
What does it mean for the fishing industry...

First of all this will impact the export subsidies which are restricted by WTO guidelines.     Second, current export tax rates will be reviewed. Current are at 10% and 18%, starting from 01 July 2012 salmon export taxes shall be graduall...

Posted: 06 December 2011, 06:18
04 December 2011
Even after pessimistic forecasts due to sl...

Overall catch of Salmon was estimated around 500K-520K in 2011 beating estimates.

Posted: 04 December 2011, 12:01
03 December 2011
How can we protect salmon from bruises dur...

This is a big challenge for every salmon company, that cares about the output. I think it would be nice to see different techniques in various countries. First stop - Alaska!

Posted: 03 December 2011, 11:53
01 December 2011
Well, I think there is no conspiracy and t...

Russian catches are as strong as before, but there is a lack of product. So practical assumption is that the demand is driving prices up. Let's see a very basic calculation of what is happening in the next 2 months: 29.12-09.01 - Russian Holidays 13.01 - Sta...

Posted: 01 December 2011, 08:24
30 November 2011
Are they skipping their MSC commitment loc...

Recognition of MSC in easter europe is pretty low, so the downside of not putting an MSC label in countries Russia on Fillet-O-Fish boxes is quite limited.

Posted: 30 November 2011, 08:39
24 November 2011
Startup to bring social media networking t...

A new distributor of raw fish from the Russian Far East plans to link Russian companies into more buyers in China and around the world by bringing a “social networking” approach into a very traditional business, said its founder. Superocean is a newl...

Posted: 24 November 2011, 01:00