CEM3 19 TM Russia consumption DSC 9060onsumer survey yields vital insights in consumer habits

The second Global Fishery Forum, which was held on 13-15 September 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia, offered an extensive programme covering various emerging topics from global fishing activities and projections for 2050, development of aquaculture, global consumer markets, technologies, and popularisation of Russian fish products.

During the second day of the Global Fishery Forum, the conference “Russian fish: a strategy for promoting Russian fish on the Russian market”, gathered experts for discussion on how to increase fish consumption. The main questions looked at understanding what Russian consumers eat and what producers are offering them, consumer awareness and the role of mass-media in this process, what can be done to stimulate consumer demand on the market, and opportunities for retail chains to increase consumption of fisheries products in the country.   

Herring is the most-consumed fish in Russia

In 2016, consumption of fish and seafood products in Russia was at 21.1 kg per capita (live weight equivalent), according to the research carried out by the All-Russian Association of Fish Breeders, Entrepreneurs and Exporters (VARPE). The market size was estimated at more than 3 million tonnes of fisheries products. Herring was the leading species with 2.81 kg per capita consumption, followed by salmon species (2.73 kg per capita), Alaska pollock (2.59 kg per capita), cod (2 kg per capita) and mackerel (1.9 kg per capita). These 5 top species make up 12 kg per capita or more than 56% of all fish and seafood products in the country. Consumption of squid, shrimp and crab was about 0.6, 0.25 and 0.14 kg per capita respectively, representing about 5% of the total fish and seafood consumption in the country. 

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EM3 19 AQ Karelia IMG 7144Quality and food safety distinguish trout products

The Republic of Karelia is known as the principle region for cold-water fish farming, and especially for rainbow trout. Karelia differs from other regions of the North-Western district of Russia by its natural conditions which include a large number of deep-water reservoirs with high-quality water at the right temperature.

In 2018, aquaculture companies in Karelia produced a total of 27 200 tonnes of farmed products (up 10% compared to 2017), including 18 200 tonnes of commercial fish (up by 1% to 2017). Rainbow trout represents nearly the entire volumes of farmed fish (99.98%), while the rest is represented by European whitefish and sturgeon. In addition, over 13 tonnes of mussels were farmed in the White Sea.

Processing fish improves competitiveness

Processing of aquaculture products is a very dynamic part of the fish farming industry of Karelia. Large fish farms with significant production volume inevitably come to the idea of building their own processing facilities. The expansion of processing lines and a focus on products with high added value can significantly improve the competitive edge of enterprises during times of volatile market conditions and enable funds for further investment. At present, there are 63 fish farming companies in Karelia, of which 14 have processing plants. The product range includes fresh gutted trout, frozen trout, smoked trout, salted trout, marinated trout, salted trout roe, preserves and other products.

Fish farm Kala i Maryapuyta has been farming rainbow trout in the waters of the two largest lakes of northern Karelia, Upper Kuyto and Nyuk, for nearly twenty years. The enterprise’s production is about 2 000 tonnes per year, and the production cycle is based on the traditions and practices of Finnish trout farmers. Focus is kept on the proper feeding of rainbow trout, control of its growth, and timely sorting. Trout processing is carried out in facilities with modern equipment, where product safety and control is ensured by a HACCP system. The company is constantly working to expand the range of its products: in addition to the traditional salted trout roe, and smoked and salted trout, the company has started to produce trout in various sauces and ready-to-cook products.

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Petrozavodsk, capital of the Republic of Karelia, the leading region for rainbow trout aquaculture in the Russian Federation, hosted the International Trout Forum “Modern Technologies. Security and legal regulation” on 12-13 March 2019. The event was organised by the Government of the Republic of Karelia, the Federal Agency for Fisheries of Russia, and the National Agency for Social Communication, with support from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. More than 350 representatives of Russian and international companies and organisations, research and educational institutions, federal and regional administration, local governments, as well as students of Petrozavodsk State University participated in the forum. Vasiliy Sokolov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries of Russia, reported that aquaculture production in the country surpassed 238 000 tonnes in 2018, a three-fold increase since 2005. The North-Western Federal district, where the Forum was held, was the second largest district of Russia after the Southern district with 59 500 tonnes of aquaculture production in 2018.    Vladimir Labinov, Deputy Prime Minister of the government of the Republic of Karelia and the Minister of agriculture and fisheries of the Republic of Karelia noted the need to reduce administrative barriers if the sector was to develop. The event also discussed the creation of a platform for the exchange of experience and dialogue between government, the scientific establishment, civil society, and industry. Buoyed by the response to the meeting the organisers have decided to hold the forum annually.

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Expanding international markets for Turkish farmed fish

As one of the services to its member countries, Eurofish International Organisation facilitates the participation of delegations at trade fairs around Europe, hosting them at EUROFISH Business Platform. The Global Seafood Forum and Seafood Expo held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 10-12 July 2019 and organized by Expo Solutions Group together with Roscongress is a good opportunity to bring a delegation of officials and traders from Turkey to Russia to give the participants an possibility both to explore the Russian seafood market and to introduce their products and services.

Meet the delegation from Turkey at EUROFISH Business Platform, Seafood Expo Russia, Stand C-15

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:50

Russia's main industry event welcomes you

EM2 19 News Int IMG 0447Seafood Expo Russia 2019 has started to register visitors. Russia's main industry exhibition will take place from 10 July to 12 July 2019 along with the Global Fishery Forum at the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg. This year, the event is dedicated to Fisherman's Day, the professional industry holiday, which is traditionally celebrated in Russia on the second weekend of July. More than 250 companies from 25 countries will participate in the main industry event presenting not only a wide range of fish and seafood, but also equipment and technology including packaging solutions for fishing, aquaculture, and fish processing. In addition, the event will address the shipping industry with companies demonstrating equipment and navigation systems for vessels, shipbuilding and ship repair services, as well as cargo shipping and storage, and financial and insurance facilities.

Registration for Seafood Expo Russia 2019 is free. Visitors can exchange their e-tickets for a badge at check-in desks on any day of the exhibition. An interesting business program is planned for the exhibition and will be finalized shortly. In 2018, the exhibition was visited by more than seven thousand people from 30 regions of Russia and 50 countries. Most of the visitors were professionals from the fishing and related industries, ship owners, traders, representatives of retail companies and restaurant businesses. More than 70% of the visitors came to the exhibition to learn more about fish, seafood, fishing equipment and processing technology. A smaller percentage was represented by those interested in shipbuilding, ship repair, ship equipment, cargo transportation, storage, packing, feeds and equipment designed for aquaculture. 

In 2019, the total number of visitors is expected to increase by at least 20%, to nine thousand people. To date, more than half of the exhibition space has already been pre-booked. The III Global Fishery Forum's business programme is devoted to the development of fishing in the ocean, the challenges associated with the management of economic and environmental risks and ways to solve social problems faced by the fishing industry. The main theme is “Ocean of Opportunities: Nature, Economy, Man.” The organiser of Seafood Expo Russia is the Expo Solutions Group.

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EM2 19 News Int Arctic meetingRussia will host for the first time a scientific researchers conference about preventing unregulated fishing in the Arctic. The conference which will be held in Arkhangelsk from 12-13 April 2019, will feature international scientists who will discuss water storage and management. Organisers hope during the conference that the participants will discuss a range of topics including the Central Arctic Ocean Monitoring Programme, scientific documentation exchange issues, additional regulations and procedures controlling joint scientific events, as well as adjustment measures. Signatories of the agreement are the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Canada, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Denmark (in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Iceland, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and the European Union.

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This article featured in Eurofish Magazine 6 2018.

EM6 18 AQ Global Fishery Forum 2018St. Petersburg, the “Venice of the North”, hosted the second edition of the Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo Russia on 13-15 September 2018. The event centered on what to expect from the global fisheries industry and markets in the coming decades.
The forum brought together more than 1 100 business leaders, members of international food and fisheries organizations, specialized ministries, international seafood companies and fisheries representatives from 42 countries, including Canada, China, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Norway, and Turkey.

 

Asia strongly represented at aquaculture session

The session “Aquaculture production and development forecast by 2050” focused on the discussions of the state of the global aquaculture sector, its future growth, and environmental control and safety. Moderated by Ekaterina Tribilustova, Eurofish International Organisation, the session hosted experts from specialized agencies, ministries, sectorial organisations and unions from 8 countries, including the Federal Agency for Fisheries of Russia, the Union of Sturgeon Breeders of Russia, China’s Union of Seafood Processing Enterprises, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey, the Ministry of Agricultural Development of Islamic Republic of Iran and Shilat Organization for Fisheries and Fish Farming of Iran, and the National Institute of Research and Development of fisheries sector in the Republic of Korea.
At present, the aquaculture industry produces over 45% of fish and seafood products consumed globally, while the share of fish products is 53%, according to the FAO. At the same time, the global population has never consumed as much fish as now. Since 1961, the growth rates of fish consumption in the world have been two times higher than the population growth, while the production growth rates have been declining. It is expected that even growing at a slower rate the aquaculture sector can eliminate the gap between growing demand and declining resources playing a major role in providing the world population with the proteins they need. The aquaculture sector in particular has an especially important role in improving food nutrition and fighting hunger.

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GlobalFisheryForum2018Fishery enterprises will present united national booths for the first time at the Seafood Expo during the second Global Fishery Forum in September 2018. Companies from Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Turkey, Iran, Morocco, and Mauritius, among other countries, are expected to display their expositions in this format, marking a three-and-a-half fold increase in the number of foreign organizations represented at the Expo compared with last year.

Fishery, fish-breeding, and processing companies, shipbuilding enterprises, manufacturers of equipment and related materials, and traders will make up the main pool of participants at the Expo. They will present the most advanced fish processing equipment as well as shipbuilding components, technologies, and services.

Issues related to the promotion of fish and seafood are expected to generate special attention. The Expo will include a tasting programme, while enterprises from different regions will present their fish products, including new brands and stock keeping units.

More than 300 companies are expected to take part in the event. In addition, the exhibition area will increase this year and cover an area of 13,000 square metres, a 60% increase from last year.

The Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will be held on 13–15 September in St. Petersburg at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Official website of the Global Fishery Forum: www.fishexpoforum.com.

 

Official website of the Seafood Expo: http://rusfishexpo.com/

GlobalFisheryForum2018Fishery enterprises will present united national booths for the first time at the Seafood Expo during the second Global Fishery Forum in September 2018. Companies from Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Turkey, Iran, Morocco, and Mauritius, among other countries, are expected to display their expositions in this format, marking a three-and-a-half fold increase in the number of foreign organizations represented at the Expo compared with last year.

Fishery, fish-breeding, and processing companies, shipbuilding enterprises, manufacturers of equipment and related materials, and traders will make up the main pool of participants at the Expo. They will present the most advanced fish processing equipment as well as shipbuilding components, technologies, and services.

Issues related to the promotion of fish and seafood are expected to generate special attention. The Expo will include a tasting programme, while enterprises from different regions will present their fish products, including new brands and stock keeping units.

More than 300 companies are expected to take part in the event. In addition, the exhibition area will increase this year and cover an area of 13,000 square metres, a 60% increase from last year.

The Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will be held on 13–15 September in St. Petersburg at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For more news on the Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo please visit our section dedicated to this event.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:08

20 Years of Eurofish Magazine

EM celebrates 20 yearsThe 2017 December issue celebrates 20 years of the Eurofish Magazine. This issue looks at fisheries and aquaculture headlines over the last two decades and shows some of the people working behind the scenes.

The issue also features Romania, as the main country profile and contains pieces on Latvia and Russia.
The species section focuses on
Europe’s carp farming and its needs for new marketing ideas. Under the Trade and Markets section we look at the implementation of the new EU-Canada trade agreement and how the deal will effect consumer prices and boost trade.

Click here to read this issue of the Eurofish Magazine.

 

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