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RFC’s fishing supertrawler presented to the government delegation


The fishing supertrawler of the Russian Fishery Company was presented to the government delegation at the 23rd Russian agro-industrial exhibition "Golden Autumn - 2021" which is taking place in the Moscow region. The head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov presented the new vessel to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko and the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev.

The model of the supertrawler "Kapitan Vdovichenko", the construction of which is being completed at the Admiralty shipyards, is shown as part of the exposition of the Federal Agency for Fishery.

«This is the future of the fishery industry. By such vessels we will be catching fish with in the next 20-30 years. This is the most modern fleet anyone in the world has.»
Ilya Shestakov, head of the Federal Agency for Fishery
In total, 10 vessels will be built by the Admiralty shipyards for the RFC. The trawler construction project is being implemented within the framework of the state program of "investment quotas" aimed at updating the domestic fishing fleet and increasing the efficiency of the development of valuable national biological resources. One more supertrawler, Vladimir Limanov, was built outside the program at the Tersan shipyard (Turkey) and has already been commissioned.

The supertrawlers for the RFC are the largest and most technologically advanced Russian fishing vessels. Each new vessel is designed for an annual catch of 60 thousand tons of fish, which is 2.5 times higher than the productivity of the vessels that are today the basis of the fishing fleet in the Far East of the Russian Federation.

The features of the new fleet will be significantly increased production capacity, maximum safety, high environmental friendliness and improved working and rest conditions for crews. The vessels will be equipped with a modern factory capable of deep waste-free processing of the entire catch into products with high added value.

Supertrawlers of the Russian Fishery Company will be able to operate in the most difficult weather conditions, which will extend the effective fishing time. Equipping with modern technological equipment will make it possible to produce high-margin products from pollock and herring on board, including a new product - surimi. Currently, this highly demanded product of deep processing in Russia is not produced.

The commissioning of new fishing vessels and the development of Pollock fillet and surimi production will allow the company to significantly reduce its environmental impact. Thanks to its fuel efficiency, the carbon footprint of the new RFC fleet is the lowest among the world's Pollock harvesters.

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