The first quarter of 2021 has ended on a positive note for the Murmansk fishing port, with landings up 20.8% compared to the first quarter of last year.
From January through to March, the port received 12,800 tonnes, against the 10,600 tonne figure for the same period of 2020.
In addition, two trawlers docked with temporary customs permits to change crews and landed 900 tonnes of fish.
‘Most of the fish and fish meal were brought to Murmansk by the freighter Princess of the Arctic. That’s 2500 tonnes for two March sailings,’ said the port’s chief dispatcher Vitaly Klimenkov.
‘Belomorsk is the leader among large trawlers, delivering 1400 tonnes of cod. Among medium-sized trawlers St. Petersburg is the highest with 240 tonnes. Among the small coastal trawlers, Tumanny and Kulonga stood out, each landing 16 tonnes of chilled fish,’ he said.
The outlook for April is also good. There are already two large freighters to discharge, and several more trawlers should arrive for crew changes, and the port staff hope these won’t arrive with empty fishrooms.