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IN BRIEF - Russian Narody Severa and Bolsheretsk salmon fishery begins MSC full assessment process

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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 | SeafoodSource: RFC, ousted from Russia’s MSC client group, intends to get certified on its own

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Friday, October 09, 2020

Radical proposals made by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) on the development of the Russian seafood sector led to the loss of a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by the company.

In September, RFC was expelled from the Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) – the MSC’s client group in Russia. Now the company plans to apply for the certification independently.

RFC, owned by Gleb Frank –a young entrepreneur who entered the seafood industry just a few years ago with big investment plans – shook up the segment in summer 2020 by rolling out a few proposals to reform the management of fisheries in Russia. 

Author: Ivan Stupachenko / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
here


IN BRIEF - Primorsky branch of Glavrybvod started catching chum salmon producers

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, October 05, 2020

Since September 21, the Primorsky branch of the FSBI "Glavrybvod" has begun to catch chum salmon spawners on the rivers: Barabashevka, Ryazanovka, Narva, Poyma, Khasansky  district of Primorsky Territory and on the Serebryanka River in Terneisky District of Primorsky Territory.

n total, the specialists of the Primorsky Branch hunted 770 chum salmon and 1786 male chum salmon, transplanted the caught broodstock into cages for aging, and conducted bioanalysis. Selection and laying of eggs are planned during the week. The ratio of females to males is currently 0.4: 1. The development of the quota is 7,921 tons out of 184,196 tons (4%). In accordance with the order of the Federal Agency for Fishery of December 10, 2019, the Primorsky branch was provided with the corresponding volume of chum salmon for commercial fish farming - 184.196 tons, and on July 23, 2020, permits were obtained to catch chum salmon for commercial fish farming.

Source: FSBI Glavrybvod


IN BRIEF - Ilya Shestakov: 'Aquaculture is one of the most powerful drivers for the development of the fishing industry'

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, September 28, 2020

" Today, aquaculture is one of the most powerful drivers of development of the fishing industry", -  he said in a speech at the College of Ilya Shestakov. - "Since the adoption of the federal law currently reach more than 1.5-fold increase in the volume of farmed fish, and the production of salmon - has doubled," -  he added.

The volume of production of commercial fish products of aquaculture in 2019 reached 248 thousand tons, which exceeds the indicators of 2018 by 20%. At the end of the first half of 2020, 169 thousand tons of aquaculture products were produced, which is 17% more than in the first half of 2019.

The volume of state support for the development of aquaculture amounted to almost 353 million rubles.

Source: Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery


Other Media | FiskerForum: High-Tech processing plant opens in Murmansk

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A new plant opened in Murmansk represents the latest in fish processing technology, designed to work with either fresh or seafrozen groundfish. The Murman Seafood plant is the latest to be completed under the Russian government’s investment quotas initiative.

Icelandic company Valka acted as both the designer of the sophisticated factory and the main contractor, delivering trimming lines and an automated waterjet cutter for pinbone removal and portioning, as well as various graders, packing equipment and Manufacturing Execution Software.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: RFC starts Decommissioning older tonnage

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Sunday, September 06, 2020

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has moved ahead a step in its fleet renewal programme with the decommissioning of one of its older trawlers ahead of taking delivery of its first newbuild.

The 103 metre Bazhenovsk dates back to 1980 and this is the next stage of RFC’s extensive renewal progamme as it expects to take delivery of its first newbuild before the end of this year. This will be followed by next year by the first pair of the series of new new vessels being built in Russia under the investment quotas programme for RFC at the Admiralty Shipyard.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Reaf the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: First sea trials for Arkhangelsk trawler

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, August 27, 2020

The first trawler in a series being built at the Vyborg Shipyard for Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet, part of the NorthWest Fishing Consortium, has begun its first sea trials.

Barents Sea was launched for outfitting in late 2018, followed by other vessels in the same class which are at varying stages of completion.

The construction of this series of trawlers is taking place under the Russian government’s investment quotas programme, and the Vyborg yard has a total of eight large fishing vessels under construction.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Russian fishing firms voluntarily reduce bottom-trawling

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, August 27, 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 protection of vulnerable bottom biotopes. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – one of the drivers of the initiative – identified the vulnerable species in question as corals, sea feathers, and sponges.

Author: Ivan Stupachenko / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: 43-winch package to first Norebo trawler

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, August 20, 2020

The first of a series of trawlers being built for Norebo at the Severnaya (Northern) shipyard in St Petersburg is being fitted with a package of 43 winches and an ATW control system supplied by Naust Marine.

In total, Naust Marine is delivering a total of 258 winches of various sizes to the series of six 81.60 metre LOA by 16 metre breadth trawlers, and the winch system for the first, Kapitan Sokolov, has been delivered to the yard for installation.
 

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


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