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
September 17, 2020

A plant producing freshly frozen cod fillet, liver, and caviar – as well as halibut, grenadier, flounder, and navaga – was recently completed in the town of Severo-Kurilsk, located on Paramushir Island in the Sakhalin region, in Russia’s Far East …

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Published on
September 16, 2020

Crimea-based Black Sea Fishery Company (BSFC) awarded The Sea Shipbuilding Plant with a contract for the construction of 10 new trawlers to be deployed in the Black and the Azov seas. 

Founded in 2014 – just after the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula into the Russian Federation – BSFC is part of The Sea Resources group of companies, a vertically integrated holding specializing on the whole supply chain of seafood

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September 15, 2020

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC), one of the biggest players in Russia’s seafood industry, has proposed drastic changes to the management of the national fishery sector, which have been met by opposition from other fishing companies and some government officials. 

In early August, RFC sent a letter to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to push for an expansion of the investment quota program, which gave fishing companies

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Published on
September 7, 2020

In the first six months of 2020, Russia exported seafood 6.7 percent more than in the corresponding period of 2019, reaching 1.16 million metric tons (MT) ... 

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September 4, 2020

Back in 2017, a fish feed plant of Karelskiye Rybnye Korma (Karelian Fish Feeds) was inaugurated in the Republic of Karelia. MK Karelia, the local newspaper, was invited to cover the inauguration ceremony, but it received a rather unexpected wish from the plant’s owners: it was forbidden to take pictures of the equipment.

According to the company, critical to its efforts to formulate a successful fish feed for Arctic char was an ingredient

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Published on
September 2, 2020

From 1 June through 1 September, Russian commercial fishermen hauled in just 250,265 metric tons (MT) of salmon, 44 percent of the record-breaking haul of 2018 ... 

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Published on
August 26, 2020

Three Russian fishing companies and one trade association have signed an agreement to voluntarily reduce the use of bottom trawls in three zones of the Barents Sea.

The signatories to the agreement are Norebo Group, Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF), F.E.S.T. Group, and The Fishing Industry Union of the North, a non-government organization uniting a few dozen fisheries. The agreement, which is open for signing by other parties, is aimed at the

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Published on
August 21, 2020

Russian start-ups and scientists are steaming ahead with efforts to replace imported fish feeds with local produced ones for the country’s growing aquaculture sector.

A surge in aquaculture production and the backing of fisheries authorities, have spurred on the move to boost the local aquafeed industry. Russian aquaculture has been on a steady rise since early the 2010s. Over the past 10 years, the amount of farmed fish

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Published on
August 20, 2020

Russia’s total allowable catch (TAC) of opilio crab in 2020 will be increased, thanks to the efforts of fishery scientific organizations and investments into expeditions that have discovered new stocks of the species …

Photo courtesy of Pasakorn

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Published on
August 10, 2020

Aqua Group is adding the growing list of recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) aquaculture facilities in Russia.

The company is investing RUB 4 billion (USD 54.8 million, EUR 46.2 million) through 2024 into the construction of an RAS farm to raise rainbow trout in Kashira, 120 kilometers from Moscow ... 

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