Murmansk Sea Fish Port reports that last month brought good news in terms of landings.
While April’s 17,900 tonnes of landed volumes were significantly up on the 12,800 tonnes landed in the previous month, the figures are still 7% down on the 19,300 tonnes landed in April 2020.
According to the port, catches for the Russian northern area are also down, with 166,820 tonnes caught in the first four months of the year, down 1.3% on last year’s figures, and with primarily haddock catches affected.
‘The drop in the cargo turnover of fish products is not significant, the difference compared to 2020 is small,’ said chief dispatcher Vitaly Klimenkov
He said that Novy Svet shipped the largest amount of fish, 3200 tonnes. Of the larger trawlers, Belomorsk landed the most with 1000 tonnes, medium trawler Aquamarine landed 350 tonnes and coastal vessel Tumanny landed 14 tonnes.
Four visiting vessels with temporary customs permits to call in Murmansk, and although their landings contributed to the port’s total, these vessels did not arrive with full fishrooms. Three such calls have already been made this month and another is scheduled.