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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.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Russia's RFC fishery reached a 'record catch level' in 2020 with 323,000 tonnes

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Company maintains MSC certification for pollock

The fishing company Russian Fishery Company caught 323,000 tonnes of fish in 2020 "a record volume for the company," the company said in a statement.

This data exceeds last year's indicator by 3,150 tons. According to the official statistics of the Russian Government, in 2020 the country's fleet caught 4.97 million tons of fish, which implies that the RFC represented 6.5% of the total catches.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | FiskerForum: Trawler's nightmare 19-month refit

Monday, January 04, 2021

When Russian Far East fishing company Dobroflot sent its trawler Yuzhno-Morskoy to a Chinese shipyard for what was expected to be a four-month refit, nobody expected the crew to have to spend 19 months there.

Now Yuzhno-Morskoy is back in its home port, following a long battle to get the work completed and the trawler released from the Chinese shipyard.

‘It’s an example of integrity, professionalism, patience and perseverance of the entire crew,’ a spokesman for the company said, commenting that the trawler was steamed to the yard in China in the summer of 2019 for scheduled maintenance.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: 17 sailors disappeared after a Russian fishing boat was shipwrecked in the Barents Sea

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Russian fishing vessel sank in the Barents Sea and 17 of its 19 crew members are missing, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations reported on Monday.

Two people have been rescued, "said Emergency in a statement, which added that the search for the other crew members is being carried out.

The authorities indicated as a probable cause of the shipwreck the freezing of the boat, since the area in which it was sailing there are temperatures below 20 degrees below zero.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - The Russian Federal Agency of Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) supports the idea of ​​vaccination of fishing crews

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

At a regular meeting of the headquarters to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the head of the headquarters - deputy head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Petr Savchuk announced that the department was preparing a letter to the Government of the Russian Federation with a request to reserve a certain amount of vaccine against the virus for the crews of fishing vessels going out to sea.

Fishermen have already expressed their readiness to vaccinate as soon as possible, however, the rotational specifics will require the creation of a certain reserve of antiviral vaccine.

Also at the meeting of the headquarters, the need to stabilize the situation with the unloading of Russian fish products in the ports of China was noted. The port of Dalian began accepting Russian ships on November 28. Currently, 10 ships are in the port roads, awaiting unloading of products, three ships are moored in the port. At the same time, in China, more and more attention is paid to the entire supply chain of imported food products, and inspections of processing plants, storage and distribution sites have begun in various provinces in order to prevent the non-proliferation of COVID-19.

Source: Rosrybolovstvo (Translated from original in Russian)

IN BRIEF - Longline-processor 'Marlin' launched

Friday, November 13, 2020

At the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg, the launching ceremony of the MT1112XL longliner processor Marlin, commissioned by Globus LLC, founded by a partnership of fishing collective farms of the Arkhangelsk Region, took place.

The solemn event was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation - Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov, Governor of St. director of the shipyard "Severnaya Verf" Igor Orlov, representatives of the customer company

“The program for the most powerful renewal of the fishing fleet became possible thanks to the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, who signed the law “Quotas in exchange for investments ”. Thanks to this law, 53 new fishing vessels are currently being built at domestic shipyards. I want to thank everyone for the fact that, despite the lack of confidence in the competencies of our shipyards, you showed by your work that everything is possible, ”Ilya Shestakov said in his speech.

The “Marlin” is designed for longline fishing - the safest for the aquatic ecosystem, having a minimal impact on the seabed and allowing you to fish strictly specific species of fish without damaging other types of aquatic biological resources, while preserving the food base and juvenile fish. The longline vessel will be equipped with a modern fish processing plant capable of handling the catch and producing various types of frozen fillets, as well as canned liver and cod roe.

Marlin targets cod, haddock, catfish, halibut, perch, ruff and flounder in the North, Norwegian and Barents seas.

IN BRIEF - Crisis in the Pollock Catchers Association: Russian Fishery Company 'sailed to court'

Thursday, October 29, 2020

RFC is trying to appeal the expulsion of her companies from the Pollock Catchers' Association

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) of Gleb Franka won the current round of aggravated confrontation with the industry Pollock Catchers Association. The influential industry body failed from the first attempt to achieve the cancellation of the interim measures imposed by the court in the framework of the case on the exclusion of the RFC structures from the association, reports IA PrimaMedia.

The interests of the structures of the RFC are represented in court by the Pacific Department of Commercial Exploration and Scientific Research Fleet (TURNIF).

The Pollock Catchers Association "was founded in 2006. At the moment it is one of the largest public associations of the fishery industry in the Russian Federation. According to its data, the Association's members are 26 fishing enterprises with a total catch of about 1.8 million tons of fish and seafood. enterprises account for more than 75% of the pollock catch in Russia and about 35% of the world catch.

Source: primamedia.ru (Translated from the original text in Russian)

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