Russian Federal Fisheries Agency says domestic shipyards will build 43 fishing ships by 2026

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Ilya Shestakov, head of Rosrybolovstvo

Posted October 15, 2019

Renovation of the fishing fleet has been discussed at the meeting of the Council of Federation Committee for Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management held on 7 October 2019. According to Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency), the discussion was lead by Aleksey Mayorov, Chairman of the Committee.

Ilya Shestakov, head of Rosrybolovstvo, told about the activities on renovation of domestic fishery facilities. According to him, 43 fishing ships will be built by Russian shipyards by the end of 2025. Total volume of private investments exceeds RUB 166 billion. 18 units will be built for the Far East fishing basin and 25 units – for the Northern basin. Most of them are large ships of over 65 meters in length including 11 vessels with length exceeding 108 meters. One of them is Russia’s largest processing trawler (120-meter long) for the Far East.

All 43 newbuilds have already been contracted with the construction of 25 ships underway at the shipyards of Russia’s European part. The remaining 18 hulls will be laid down before the end of 2021.