Ivan Stupachenko

Reporting from Saint Petersburg, Russia

Ivan Stupachenko is a Russian freelance business writer reporting from St. Petersburg for Russian and international publications on various topics. He has been a print and an online journalist for 18 years, he worked for the biggest and most influential business newspaper Kommersant. Ivan also works as an editor for St. Petersburg Travel Guide and writer for Business St. Petersburg, the city’s biggest business publication

Published on
July 2, 2020

In late June, a second in a series of 10 super-trawlers that the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) had ordered at The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg was floated out, and the third in the series had its keel laid ... 

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Published on
June 5, 2020

Russian government officials have set their sights on expansion into the Antarctic krill fishery as part of a national strategy to increase domestic seafood production.

Growing Russia’s krill catch is a significant part of a strategy crafted by Ilya Shestakov, chairman of the Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, to reach the country’s goal of doubling the country’s revenues from seafood exports. Recently, the

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Published on
June 4, 2020

In late May, Russia’s crab industry hit a milestone with the delivery of the first crab ship built under the country’s investment quota program.

The first-in-class vessel, Rus’, was delivered the Antey group of companies, which will deploy it in the Russian Far East. It was built at the Pella shipyard in the Leningrad region and is the first crab ship ever constructed at a Russian shipyard. It was laid down on 2 March, 2018,

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Published on
June 1, 2020

Russian authorities are moving to renovate the Kraskino border crossing between Russia and China, aiming to get it running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year ...

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Published on
May 27, 2020

The implementation of the Russian government’s ambitious plan to upgrade its national fishery fleet through an investment-quota incentive program – which ties quota allocations to investments in new ships at Russian shipyards – is likely going to be delayed, as companies in the country aren’t capable of constructing the vessels in timeframe outlined in the program's bylaws.

The incentive program was launched by the

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Published on
May 25, 2020

The Association of Owners of Refrigerated Rolling Stock (AORRS) has contacted Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to ask for a discount on railway tariffs to compensate for loss of traffic caused by a recent lockdown order issued by the federal government.

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a nationwide lockdown seven weeks ago but recently announced an easing of restrictions on movement in the country. Russia has recorded 308,705

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Published on
May 22, 2020

Russian Crab Group reported strong operational results for the first quarter of 2020, despite the COVID-19 situation.

Founded in 2017, Russian Crab Group incorporates a number of firms collectively owning 19 vessels specializing in crab-fishing, primarily in the Russian Far East. Owned by Gleb Frank, the owner of the Russian Fishery Company, the company became a much bigger player in the market after it won 12 lots during the country’s

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Published on
May 21, 2020

The trade association representing Russian fish processors is asking to be allowed to once again import fish from some Western countries, following a four-year ban ... 

Photo courtesy of Pavel L Photo and

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Published on
May 15, 2020

Russian Aquaculture has posted strong results in sales and revenue following the 2019 financial year ... 

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Published on
May 13, 2020

A new aquafeed mill with an annual production capacity of 50,000 metric tons (MT) is scheduled to be put into operation in late 2020 in the Astrakhan region in Russia’s south.

Russian Fish Feeds will invest …

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