IN BRIEF - Russian Narody Severa and Bolsheretsk salmon fishery begins MSC full assessment process
Friday, May 10, 2013
SEATTLE, (WA) - The Narody Severa and Bolsheretsk pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), chum (Oncorhynchus keta), sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka), and coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) salmon fishery operating in the Sea of Okhotsk and Western Kamchatka, Russia has entered into full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification program. The assessment will evaluate the fishery against the MSC principles and criteria for sustainable fishing and, if successful, salmon from the fishery will be eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel.
Commissioning equipment has begun at the Russian Pollock factory being built by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) in Primorsky Territory in the Russian Far East, ahead of a 1st September commissioning date for the new factory.
The Russian Pollock factory is the largest fish processing enterprise in Primorsky Territory, built under the Russian government’s investment quotas programme to boost the fishing and shipbuilding sectors.
‘Large-scale construction is possible entirely due to investment quota program. I am confident that investment construction is today the most effective and only possible way for our fishing industry to become a driver for the development of coastal regions and individual industries,’ said Gleb Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RFC.
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Russian fishing giant Norebo Group has ordered four new 63 metre longliners, to be built at Severnaya Verf in St Petersburg to a design by Nautic Rus. Delivery of the series to Norebo subsidiary Yamcy will be 2022-2025.
The contracts were signed by Severnaya Verf interim director general Igor Orlov and Norebo technical director Pavel Kosolapov.
‘We want our fleet to be economical, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and productive. Therefore, this project will be developed by Russian company Nautic-Rus, with which we are already co-operating on contracts with Severnaya Verf for the construction of ten trawler-processors,’ Pavel Kosolapov said.
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The Murmansk Sea Fishing Port saw a drop in activity during May this year with no blue whiting products landed at the port last month.
While in April fishing companies had landed 60% of their catches to the port, this figure fell to around 30% last month, as a roll-back in Covid-19 restrictions in European ports meant that more production was landed elsewhere.
As a result, there were only landings of demersal fish and shrimp in Murmansk during last month as 47 fishing vessels landed catches.
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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 agency’s representatives have begun promotion of the concept in Russian media and at industry events.
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On June 2, at the shipyards of Nakhodka Ship Repair Yard JSC (NSRY), a solemn ceremony of laying eight crab fishermen under the investment quota program was held. In videoconference mode, the ceremony was attended, in particular, by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev and Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Vasily Sokolov.
“Today, at the Nakhodka Shipyard, the first series of vessels for the extraction of crab is laid. This is a fairly large order. Quite a long time ago, the company did not receive orders of this volume. This order took place thanks to the decision by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to introduce the mechanism of “quotas in exchange for investments”. Six buildings are laid for the Antey group of companies and two buildings for the Pacific Fisheries Company. I want to wish good luck to all participants in the process: the shipbuilders, for whom this is a large order, the opportunity to expand their competencies and give a new impetus to the development of their enterprise, and the fishermen who are waiting for these vessels to continue working and catch crabs. This is to some extent a symbolic moment. Because the money of fishing companies operating in the Far East went to other countries. It is important to turn the tide, to ensure that the money earned on the territory of the Russian Federation remains in our country. We have been talking for a long time about the need to revive shipbuilding, today this is happening. The flagship is the Zvezda shipyard, which is being built next to Vladivostok in Nakhodka. But it is necessary to maintain and develop all existing enterprises. I hope that the vessels at the NSRZ will be built on time and with good quality, ”said Yuri Trutnev. But it is necessary to maintain and develop all existing enterprises. I hope that the vessels at the NSRY will be built on time and with good quality”, said Yuri Trutnev.
At the Pella OJSC shipyard, two vessels were laid in a timely manner for the extraction of project crab 03070. The hulls are being formed ahead of schedule.
The construction of crab fishers is carried out by order of the Far Eastern company Ostrovnoy-Crab LLC as part of the implementation of the investment quota program for the extraction of crab.
The lead ship of project 03070 Rus was transferred to the Customer - LLC Antei on May 15, 2020. Rus is the first Russian crabfish built under the investment quota program.
Project 03070 crab fishing vessel is intended for specialized bottom crab longline fishing (Kamchatka, opilio, blue) with “Japanese” type cone traps with subsequent sorting, reloading into trellised baskets and transporting live crab in baskets in chilled outboard water in special thermally insulated tanks (RSW -tanks).
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 government in 2016, and allocates additional quotas for some species to certain companies, if those companies have a ship of certain specifications built at a Russian shipyard within six years. The additional quota is given to the company for 15 years, but only upon the commissioning of the vessel.
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When Russia closed its borders because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Norwegian company Helgeland Plast had to rethink how to delivering salmon cages to its neighbours in the east. The solution was for a to team to drive over 1300 kilometres to have the cages put together and then picked up by a Russian tugboat.
“COVID-19 brought with it a great deal of uncertainty about our activities, both on the customer side and the supplier side. All the measures that were implemented, either by the government or the municipalities, changed our surroundings in such a way that we had to create some scenarios of situations that could potentially arise,” said Petter Jørgensen to SalmonBusiness.
Author: Stian Olsen / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
From May 20 to May 29, Udinsky and Teplovsky hatcheries of the Amur branch of the FSBI Glavrybvod will release about 18 million pieces of young in the Amgun and Bira rivers.
On May 20, fish farmers of the Udinsky hatchery released more than 10 million pieces of young chum salmon grown in the Amgun River with an average piece weight of at least 0.5 grams.
Teplovsky Zavod will close events for the release of juvenile chum into the Amur River basin. More than 7 million juveniles are being prepared for release into the Bira River. Release from this plant is scheduled for May 29.
In the summer, repair work, cleaning and disinfection of fish tank containers and equipment will be carried out at salmon hatcheries of the Amur branch of the FSBI Glavrybvod, so that the new fish hatchery season is fully ready for the fall.