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.
In total, Russia’s largest aquaculture company harvested 17,032 tonnes of salmon and trout.
Russian Aquaculture harvested 10,067 tonnes of salmon and 7,864 tonnes of trout between August 2018 and June 2019, the company reported on its site.
The company farms salmon in the Barents Sea in the Murmansk region, while its trout operations are in lakes of the Republic of Karelia. Both regions are in the northwest of Russia. Among the owners of the company are Maksim Vorobyov, the brother of the governor of Moscow.
The total is up from 2017’s 12,500 tonnes of fish.
The estimated value of the contract is EUR 11.9 million and, subject to financing and regulatory approvals in Russia, the project will be completed in the second quarter of 2020, with production starting in 2021.
AKVA group Denmark is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian AKVA group, which has recently expanded its land based division.
The company announced earlier this month that it was opening a new RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) office in Trondheim.