Ivan Stupachenko

Contributing Editor 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 at 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
May 31, 2022

Efforts by the Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) to increase the catch of anchovy in the Caspian Sea appear to be paying off, as the country’s catch has been beating expectations.

Through 4 May, 18,000 metric tons (MT) of anchovy have caught – ahead of the 2021 results, when 32,500 MT was harvested through the whole year. The 2021 number was nine times higher than the catch in 2019, when commercial

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Published on
May 9, 2022

The All-Russian Association of Fishing Industry (VARPE) and the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (RFEADC) – a government run investment vehicle – have signed a cooperation agreement to boost investment in fishery businesses in Russia’s far east … 

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Published on
May 6, 2022

Murmansk, Russia-based Russian Aquaculture company is planning a new aquafeed plant in the Novgorod region that will produce salmon feed to help combat shortfalls faced by the country’s aquaculture industry  …

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Published on
April 8, 2022

The WWF and indigenous peoples of Russia’s Far East are pushing authorities in the country to ban salmon fishing in the Amur River, which a drastic decline in spawning salmon in recent years.

The Amur River, running along Russia’s border with China, is the longest in Russia’s Far East and the tenth-longest river in the world. The river is a spawning ground for salmon stocks in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Japan Sea, and

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Published on
April 7, 2022

The Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries is signaling it may seek to change a unilateral agreement, signed by the former Soviet Union and the U.S. in 1990, that gives American companies 80 percent of the Bering Sea pollock quota …

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Published on
March 17, 2022

The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) announced a dour initial salmon harvest prediction for 2022 ... 

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Published on
March 14, 2022

Just a month and a half after Russian seafood firms regained full access to the Chinese market, they may face new restrictions ... 

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Published on
March 11, 2022

Russian seafood exports rose in value by 26 percent in 2021 to USD 5.85 billion (EUR 5.02 billion), but Russia will face a challenge approaching that total in 2022 ... 

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Published on
March 7, 2022

Workers at small- and medium-sized Russian fishing companies have launched a campaign to halt the second investment-quota program that Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries wants to begin in 2023

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Published on
February 14, 2022

The regional government of Kamchatka, Russia has launched an anti-poaching campaign and a crackdown on counterfeit and smuggled salmon roe.

In mid-January, the Investigative Committee of Russia arrested a transport policewoman over allegations she helped illegal salmon-roe traders make it through control zones at Elizovo Airport in Kamchatka Krai. After allegedly taking bribes from two men, the policewoman ensured their luggage

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