By March 7, 2023, Russian fishermen caught almost 16 thousand tons of capelin in the Barents Sea, which is 14.6% higher than the figure for the same date in 2022 (63.5% of Russia's national quota - 24.85 thousand tons). There are five fishing boats. The course of the fishery was discussed at the coordinating headquarters in the Federal Agency for Fisheries. According to science, large-sized fish predominate in the aggregations, the sex ratio is one to one, the migration of fish goes to the shores of Murman and Northern Norway.
On behalf of Vasily Sokolov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, the North Sea, West-Baltic and North-Western territorial departments of the Federal Agency for Fishery carried out explanatory work with fishing companies to increase the efficiency of developing the allocated volumes of capelin in the Northern Basin.
Specialists of the polar branch of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography presented a forecast for the development of the capelin season for the next week.
After a long break, the Russian delegation, at the invitation of the Chinese side, arrived in Zhuhai (China) to hold the Thirty-First Session of the Joint Russian-Chinese Commission for Cooperation in the Field of Fisheries. The Commission was established to implement the Agreement between the Government of the USSR and the Government of the PRC on cooperation in the field of fisheries of October 4, 1988.
The head of the Chinese delegation noted that Russian-Chinese relations in the field of fisheries are a priority, in connection with which the visit of Russian representatives is the first among foreign delegations after the lifting of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The parties will consider issues of joint protection of sturgeon and salmon species in the border waters of the Amur and Ussuri rivers, as well as proposals for restoring their stocks by releasing juveniles border territories.
2023 marks the 35th anniversary of cooperation between Russia and China in the field of fisheries.
The experience gained in cooperation allows us to plan fishing activities in the long term and increase fish stocks. Close cooperation between the specialists of the two countries, as before, will continue in the intersessional period.
Total trade turnover between Russia and China from January to February 2023 increasedby 25.9%.
According to the report "Semester Focus on Salmon Exports" from INE Los Lagos, the value of regional salmon exports increased 23.2% in the second half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, mainly affected by +greater exports to Asia and North America.
During this period, regional exports reached 3,507.1 million dollars of which 82.8% (USD $2,902.7) corresponded to products derived from salmon
On land, just like at sea, everyday life has its difficulties. Inevitably, marine life divides thousands of families between these two spaces. Those who set sail, traditionally men, will have to weather storms to extract protein from the ocean. They become sustenance, as are those that remain and must weather the storms that take place on the surface.
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Seafood investor Bluefront Equity ramps up its efforts to digitise the seafood industry by investing in aquatech company Spillfree Analytics AS, which support fish farmers with analysing and improving feeding processes and growth potential.
Spillfree develops and offers decision support and services for biological optimisation and feeding in aquaculture production. The company’s tools and tailor-made software is developed together with fish farmers and is built on years of practical experience and competence from the aquaculture industry.
Brexit appears to have added to tensions in the busy fishing waters in the west Atlantic, with tempers rising intalks between the European Union and Norway and a rise in enforcement actions by Irish authorities against British vessels.
Data provided to SeafoodSource by the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), a state agency that monitors all vessels operating within the Irish exclusive economic zone with the support of the Irish Naval Service
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Farmed coho salmon from Miyagi Prefecture was landed for the first time this year at the Ishinomaki fish market on the 3rd, and was traded at a high price of over 1,100 yen per kilo.
Coho salmon from Miyagi Prefecture landed for the first time at the Ishinomaki Fish Market (5:30 am on the 3rd) -->
Although there were concerns about the impact of the decline in the price of the competing Chilean product, the popularity of the Miyagi product, which is excellent in freshness and quality, is exceptional. The spread of the new coronavirus has subsided, economic activity has become active, and the supply of fresh fish has generally decreased. While some buyers were worried about the negative spread, producers said, "Amid high prices, this is the best encouragement."
A farmer at Ayukawa Beach in Ishinomaki City landed 7.1 tons (approximately 5,000 fish). All of them are ice-cold products, and Ishinomaki Fish Market put up a bid as its own brand "Kinka Gin", which is quickly processed with clean and sterilized seawater ice. The weight of one fish was mainly 1.2 to 1.5 kilograms.
Source: Suisan Keizai (translated from original in japanese)
According to the sectoral monitoring system, over the past week, prices for frozen fish in the wholesale segment of the domestic market have been either decreasing or remaining stable.
In the Far East, prices for Pacific cod and flounder remained unchanged - 220 and 70 rubles. per kg., the cost of pollock decreased by 1% - to 97 rubles. per kg.
In the North-West, the price of haddock fell by 1.9% to 152 rubles. per kg. The cost of Atlantic herring decreased by 1% - to 96 rubles. per kg. The price of Atlantic cod and mackerel remained at the level of the previous week - 255 rubles. and 167 rubles. per kg, respectively.
In the central regions, Atlantic herring fell by 1.7% to 115 rubles. per kg. The cost of the rest of the popular assortment of frozen fish remained at the level of the previous week. Atlantic mackerel was sold at a price of 168 rubles, pollock - 118 rubles, capelin - 90 rubles.