Russia’s Accounts Chamber, the parliamentary body responsible for supervising the country’s finances, has issued a report that national crab quota reforms conducted in 2019 did not achieve any strategic goals. …
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Russian fishing companies are worried a new rules issued by the government banning ships built, purchased, or serviced outside of European Asian Economic Union (EAEU) – Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan – from fishing in Russian waters will cause higher seafood prices at retail and a decline in catch.
Over the past few years, fishing ships built, purchased, or serviced abroad have been banned from landing catch at… Read More
Russian startup Strizh-Aqua HUB, in partnership with Israel-based AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in early March to establish a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) growing Atlantic salmon in the Krasnodar region, aiming primarily at the booming market of southern Russia.
Strizh-Aqua HUB Founder and CEO Victor Popolitov, who has 25-years of successful entrepreneurial experience under his… Read More
Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, recently approved a bill designed to resolve a dispute over cod and haddock catches in the country’s Northern Fishery Basin.
Russia's Northern Fishery Basin yields nearly 500,000 metric tons, or 10 percent, of Russia’s annual catch, primarily consisting of cod and haddock fished in the White and Barents seas. Two separate fishing types – coastal… Read More
Forecasting models used to determine stocks and expected landings of Pacific salmon have been rendered obsolete by climate change, and a global effort is needed to update them, a conference of leading marine scientists has concluded.
The conference, "Abundance Dynamics, Stock Status, and Artificial Reproduction of Pacific Salmon in the Northern Pacific," took place in late February and was initiated by the Russian Federal Agency for… Read More
The Russian government is continuing to seek solutions to address an excessive supply of pollock stemming from the near-closure of the Chinese market.
In January, Chinese customs authorities announced a tightening of inspections after they claimed to have found live strains of COVID-19 on the packaging of seafood imported from Russia.
Even though Russian watchdog government bodies have upped their own inspections of… Read More
Russia’s pollock season, which began on 1 January, is in serious jeopardy as its primary market, China, has shut out Russian imports, citing COVID-19 safety measures.
Russia sells to 61 percent of its national seafood exports – worth nearly USD 3.3 billion (EUR 2.74 billion) – to China, with Russia's pollock exports to China worth USD 580 to USD 600 million (EUR 482 to EUR 499 million).
The Chinese market became… Read More
A subsidiary of the Russian Aquaculture group of companies has received the government’s support for its plant to build a salmon and trout smolt hatchery in the Russian Arctic. …
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Commercial fishing in the Caspian Sea – the largest inland water body on the planet – has resumed and is producing at better-than-expected levels.
Last year brought results exceeding those of 2019 – the first year fishing of certain key species had been allowed in the sea for years. Now, scientific forecasts and recommended harvests for 2021 have increased further still, making the sea a potential growth area for Russia's… Read More