• 10 July
  • 11 July
  • 08:30—09:40   10.07.2019
    09:40—10:00   10.07.2019
    Организаторы и участники Форума, представители министерств и ведомств России, иностранные делегации, руководители ассоциаций и союзов, рыбодобывающих и рыбоперерабатывающих компаний.
    10:00—11:00   10.07.2019
    11:00—13:00   10.07.2019
    Legend: Fishing is a unique type of economic activity and a special socioeconomic way of life. It functions within a complex multidimensional coordinate system where natural, economic, and social factors all come together.

    The fishing industry cannot be evaluated solely based on economic results or social indicators. This is why each country chooses its own method for allocating aquatic biological resources. The only common feature of each nation’s choice is the long-term stability of the selection it makes.

    Whether or not the proper choice is made should be evaluated by taking into account the population of aquatic biological resources, the socioeconomic health of coastal regions, the financial health of the fishing industry, and the fishing industry’s contribution to the development of related sectors of the economy.

    Discussion topics:
    – Economic efficiency and social stability: how can we find a balance between them?
    – Fishing regulation tools: what is a biologically permissible and economically viable fish catch?
    – To what extent is absolute competition possible in the natural resource sectors of the economy?
    – How fishing legislation was shaped: national examples;
    – The balance of national and private interests in the fishing industry.

    1. Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation (welcoming speech);
    2. Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries, “World fisheries: new realities and great opportunities”;
    3. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey;
    4. Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia (Economy, Production), “Indonesian fishing industry in the new environment”;
    5. Vladimir Ilyukhin, Governor of Kamchatka Territory, “Kamchatka Peninsula: A Resource Opening Up Opportunities”;
    6. Igor Orlov, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region, “Bringing the Arctic and the Far East together: prospects for cooperation”;
    7. Jacques Verborgh, President, North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), “NEAFC: present and future”;
    8. Suam Kim, President, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), “Salmon, economy and population”;
    9. Vladimir Sitnov, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Investment Business Block, PJSC Sberbank, “Fishing industry. Sberbank is an ocean of opportunities”;
    Front-row speaker:
    10. Marcio Castro de Souza, Senior Fishery Officer, FAO, “Overview of international trade and markets for fish and fishery products”.
    13:00—13:30   10.07.2019
    13:30—15:30   10.07.2019
    Legend: Digitalization poses a serious challenge that will alter the value chain as many traditional sectors of the economy disappear, and we should be prepared for this.

    Large volumes of information (Big Data) have become available with the introduction of IT solutions and integrated platforms for data processing and interpretation. This significantly enhances the quality and speed of decision-making in an environment where the resource base is declining, a large number of remote sites need to be monitored and controlled, and the efficiency of fishing and processing is increasing. The connection of all the components of the production chain, all the way up to retail outlets, to the global data transmission network has created brand new opportunities.

    This truly comprehensive information will help take the industry to a new level of development and build business models with minimal risks.

    Discussion topics:
    1. Prospects for the development of fishing support information systems: digital ship logs, satellite monitoring data, etc.
    2. Effective detection and control of vessels engaged in IUU fishing
    3. Digital services for aquaculture: robot fish farmers?
    4. Digital technologies to improve product traceability
    5. Online services for consumers and small businesses
    6. Can the geolocation data of mobile operators be used to monitor amateur fishing?

    1. Artem Vilkin, Head of the Centre of Fishery Monitoring and Communications, “Twenty years of development of the Industry Monitoring System: prerequisites for creation and the current state of and prospects for development”;
    2. Mr. Thord Munsen, Norway, “History of introducing online fishing logs in Norway, current state and prospects”;
    3. Maxim Buzmakov, Director for Development, OOO Trading Technologies Group, “Online trading platforms for sale of aquatic biological resources and products made from them”;
    4. Dmitry Bakanov, General Director, Satellite System Gonets, “Use of domestic satellite systems in the field of fisheries”, experience of using and implementing the Gonets satellite system”;
    5. Mrs. Aslaug Eir Holmgeirsdottir, Head of Supervision, Icelandic Coast Guard, “Digitalization of the fishing industry”;
    6. Mr. Sebastian Wazzi BAADER (Germany), Mr. Thomas Brandt, Head of Digitization, “Digitalization as a solution for the fish industry”;
    7. Mr. Jongil Jung, Inspector/Assistant Director, the Fisheries Monitoring Centre, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea. “Korean Aquatic Fisheries Monitoring System: Using advanced ICT and satellite communications to reduce IUU fishing effectively”.
    13:30—15:30   10.07.2019
    Legend: Fish is a natural yet underestimated wealth of the Russian people. It has been, is and will continue to be. It is a self-replenishing natural resource that, if used wisely, will be able to feed many generations of our country's inhabitants. Today, many consumers are experiencing existential loneliness. Loss of roots, traditions, grandmother's recipes. Fish consumption is falling, people are choosing cheaper sources of protein. Children hardly ever eat fish, as the continuity of consumption between generations has been lost. They do not know what good fish is.
    Problems: Poor marketing, uneducated buyers, indifferent manufacturers and sellers. There is no interest in educating the buyer in the industry, so there is no clear interest or understanding of the product and its varieties. All PR in the industry is based on references to the past, yet these will soon stop having any effect, as the younger generation does not understand these allusions to the past.
    Discussion topics:
    1. What fish is for sale?
    2. What do fishermen give to consumers in Russia today and what – in Asia and Europe?
    3. Building a brand market: from the sea to store shelves. Brand promotion on the market;
    4. To whom to sell and how to sell?
    5. How to teach eating fish.
    6. Presentation of the Main Fish of the Country project;
    7. Our fish 2.0 (successful cases of production and promotion).

    1. Petr Savchuk, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries, “What, in general, is ‘fish for sale’?”;
    2. German Zverev, President, All-Russia Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters, Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, “Will we feed Russia with fish?”;
    3. Valery Fedorov, General Director, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), “Who is going to eat fish in Russia in ten years’ time?”;
    4. Alexander Yefremov, General Director, Dobroflot Group, “Three whales of the civilized market”;
    5. Pavel Mezhericher, Managing Partner, IKRA group, “Potential development of the domestic market for fish and seafood consumption in the Russian Federation”;
    6. Polina Kirova, Director of Development, Rybset chain, “To whom to sell and how to sell?”;
    7. Peter Bos, General Director, A. Espersen LLC, “Fish processing: our real needs”;
    8. Polina Belelina, Associate Operational Director,Technology of Business Transformation (Sberbank subsidiary), “Sales tools and technologies using Big Data capabilities”;
    Our Fish 2.0: successful cases:
    9. Oleg Barmin, Owner, Lipko-Sladko brand and Agenda.Media, “From the sea to store shelves. Promoting the trade mark on the market”;
    10. Alexander Turovtsev, Executive Director, Antey Group;
    11. Vyacheslav Sturzu, General Director, NOREBO RU JSC.
    15:30—16:00   10.07.2019
    16:00—18:00   10.07.2019
    Legend: The marine systems of the Arctic and Antarctica have a lot in common: high latitudes, significant seasonal fluctuations in light levels, extreme air and sea temperatures, and an abundance of sea ice. However, they are significantly different in other respects, and the cumulative impact of climate change on oceanographic processes and food chain dynamics is likely to alter the future of fishing there in completely different ways.

    It is essential to consider the various features (including geographical, physical, and biological) that define polar marine ecosystems as well as the known and projected effects of climate change on key zooplankton species and its impact on commercial species and existing fish resources in order to create future scenarios for fishing and managing fisheries.

    It is clear that the global community needs to come up with new approaches to utilizing the aquatic biological resources of the Arctic and Antarctica that take climate change into account.

    Discussion topics:
    1. From studying aquatic bioresources of the Northern and Southern Oceans to their comprehensive utilization
    2. Mutually beneficial international cooperation
    3. The impact of climate change on the distribution and composition of commercial types of aquatic bioresources
    4. Conservation of polar ecosystems

    1. Anne Christine Brusendorff, General Secretary, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), “Fish distribution and fishing in the waters of Russia, Denmark (Greenland) and Norway adjacent to the central Arctic Ocean using a common ICE approach”;
    2. Konstantin Bandurin, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Atlantic Branch);
    3. Vladimir Belyayev, Head of the Center for International Fisheries Cooperation, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Central Office); Аlexander Sytov, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Central Office); “Development of Russian resource studies and krill fishing in the Antarctic: problems and prospects”;
    4. Aleksey Baitalyuk, Head of the Pacific Branch of the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Pacific Branch), “Development of Arctic research on aquatic biological resources”;
    5. Oleg Bulatov and Dmitry Vasilyev, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Central Office), “Norwegian and Barents Sea cod reserves dynamics”;
    6. Dmitry Churin, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Atlantic Branch), “Integrated use of remote sensing methods for studying bioproductive zones in the Atlantic sector of the Antarctic”;
    7. Konstantin Pozdeyev, Director, Zemlevladelets non-profit partnership, Komi Republic, “Fishing regulation in the Arctic using the example of the endangered Russian Atlantic salmon population spawning in the Komi Republic”;
    8. Mikhail Andreyev, Chief Technology Researcher, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Atlantic Branch), “Processing of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba Dana): past, present and future”;
    9. Andrey Korotkov, Vasily Smolyanitsky, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, “Current changes in sea ice extent of the Southern Ocean”.
  • 09:00—10:00   11.07.2019
    09:30—10:45   11.07.2019
    Legend: A competition of research projects of young scientists was held in the spring of 2019. The purpose of the competition was to attract young scientists and specialists to actively implement the results of basic and applied research in the work of fisheries organizations and enterprises to increase the efficiency of fisheries activities. The young scientists who won the Contest were given the opportunity to present their work. The support and critical comments from the professional community stimulate the future creative activity of young scientists and increase their motivation to develop new and improved approaches to solving the current problems of the fisheries industry.

    1. New and digital technologies for fundamental and applied scientific research in the fisheries sector;
    2. Search for promising objects and areas of fishing, comprehensive studies of the habitat of hydrobionts;
    3. Improving the methodology for assessing the size, stocks, total allowable catches and the possible catch of aquatic bioresources;
    4. Modern and future technologies of aqua and mariculture;
    5. Ecology and conservation of habitat of aquatic biological resources;
    6. Regulation of fisheries, social and economic aspects of fisheries and fish farming;
    7. Promising technologies for the extraction and processing of aquatic biological resources

    1. Leonid Arkhipov, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Central Office), “Prospects for using technology for subcooling commercial fish species in long-term storage”;
    2. Vitaly Barabanov, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Volga-Caspian Branch), “Establishing the Rules for recreational fishing and their digitalization as a growth factor for the recreational potential of the Astrakhan Region”;
    3. Elmira Khalmatova, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Atlantic Branch), “Lampfish as a promising subject for research in the Central-Eastern Atlantic”;
    4. Viktoria Khorosheltseva, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Azov and Black Sea Branch), “Control over the ichthyopathological condition of the aquaculture facilities in the South of Russia is a scientific basis for increasing aquaculture efficiency”;
    5. Dmitry Churin, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Atlantic Branch), “Integrated use of remote sensing methods for studies of bioproductive zones in the Atlantic sector of the Antarctic”;
    6. Viktoria Shcherbakova, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Central Office), “Genetic differentiation of European and Western Siberian sterlet populations”;
    7. Ivan Lyzhov, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Polar Branch), “Deep water holothuria (Molpadia borealis) of the Barents Sea as a unique source of biologically active polysaccharides”;
    8. Yevgeny Fadeyev, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Kamchatka Branch), “Integrated real-time monitoring of the passage of Pacific salmon producers to the Kamchatka River spawning grounds”.
    09:30—10:45   11.07.2019
    Stable consumption of fish in the world is one way to obtain the protein needed by the human body. Lack of commercial fish can be compensated for by aquaculture development. Total world aquaculture production is growing and progressing.
    Since 1961, global fish consumption has grown twice as fast as the world's population, proving that the fisheries sector has a critical role to play in achieving the FAO's goal of a world free from hunger and malnutrition. According to the FAO, aquaculture is now present in 202 economies and territories, with 194 countries having experienced rapid production growth in recent years. For two decades now, China has accounted for 89% of global aquaculture production. Aquaculture will continue to contribute to economic growth and development by increasing production of safe, high quality seafood, creating income-generating opportunities and decent working conditions in the industry and related sectors throughout the production chain, including fish processing, marketing and distribution, and increasing domestic and international trade.
    The major role played by aquaculture in the development of aquaculture requires the organizers to discuss aquaculture development issues.
    Discussion topics:
    1. The global aquaculture and mariculture situation: economics, ecology, technology, statistics;
    2. State policy of the Russian Federation and conditions for business development in aquaculture;
    3. Aquaculture development concept for the Eurasian Economic Union countries;
    4. World practices of public-private partnerships in aquaculture;
    5. New markets for aquaculture products and services;
    6. Advanced global and domestic achievements in fisheries.

    1. Vasily Sokolov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries, “Regional specifics of aquaculture in Russia: negative and positive experience”;
    2. Stanislav Buben, Director, Agriculture Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission, “Development of aquaculture in the Eurasian space, potential for food security”;
    3. Marcio Castro de Souza (FIAM), Senior Fishery Officer, FAO, “The world aquaculture situation: economics, environment, technology, statistics”;
    4. Altug Atalay, General Director, Directorate General of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, Turkey, “The practice of public-private partnership in aquaculture in Turkey”;
    5. Inna Golfand, Partner, NEO Centre consulting group, “Domestic projects in aquaculture: geography, economics and financing”;
    6. Yuri Kitashin, President, Aquaculture Union, “Applied issues of aquaculture development as a business: the challenges faced by the industry in Russia today”;
    7. Elena Ponomareva, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, “Scientific support for aquaculture development in Russia”.
    11:00—12:30   11.07.2019
    Legend: The high rates achieved by the fishing industry of Russia can be considered as the result of government policy that has been pursued in relation to the country's fisheries complex for a decade and a half. And one of the key elements of this policy is the distribution of shares of quotas for extraction of marine resources according to the so-called “historical principle” - that is: enterprises that successfully work in a certain type of fishery for a long time receive quotas.

    One of the new instruments is the «keel quota» state investment program. In accordance with it, 20 percent of all production quotas are reserved for investment purposes. These quotas are distributed between companies that build fishing vessels at domestic shipyards or open new plants for deep processing of catches. Now the average age of the fishing fleet is approaching a critical level of 30 years.

    1. In what way the proposed mechanisms contribute to the sustainable development of the industry and, most importantly, how do they increase the quantity and quality of fish consumed by the population?
    2. Will they contribute to increase the tax returns of fishermen?
    3. Does the “historical principle” contribute to the emergence of new players in the market and increase competition?
    4. The ratio of export / import for the market of fish products. How the domestic market can be interesting for fishermen?

    1. Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Director, Federal Agency for Fishery;
    2. German Zverev, President, All-Russia Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters, “Fish industry in Russia: What don’t the statistics see?”;
    3. Yakov Mirkin, Head, International Capital Markets Department, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), “Capitalization in the fish industry: can it be high?;
    4. Darya Snitko, Head of Gazprombank Centre for Economic Forecasting, “Fishing industry on the map of the Russian and world economy: what influences business development and how banks see it”;
    5. Stanislav Naumov, President, Russian Public Relations Association, “Reputational capital of the Russian fishing industry as a factor of capitalization”;
    6. Daniel Tsygankov, Director, Centre for Regulatory Impact Assessment of the National Research University – Higher School of Economic, “Fisheries regulatory requirements: what to send to the guillotine?”;
    7. Valery Fedorov. General Director, VCIOM, “The future of the Russian fish market: what do young people think?”;
    8. Aleksey Mashchenkov, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance, Russian Fishery Company “Factors of capitalization of the Russian fishing industry”.
    9. Roman Karmanov, Deputy General Director, Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House, “Reputational
    12:00—12:30   11.07.2019
    13:00—14:30   11.07.2019
    Legend: The fishing business is considered to be one of the most difficult and high-risk. Success largely depends on factors that are difficult to predict: the state of stocks of aquatic bioresources, weather, cost of fuel, etc. As a result, one year may be successful, another - not. Such uncertainty affects the uniformity of the load of processing enterprises and the entire supply chain. The financial risk insurance in the form of price increase for final products is shifted to the customers.

    Deficiencies in port facilities and law enforcement lead to additional growth of investment risks and constrain the growth of a sustainable fisheries economy. The result is the export of fish raw materials and the import of finished products, which jeopardizes the country's food security.

    Huge distances from the Far Eastern ports to the main consumption centers in the central regions make the problem of timing and temperature regimes of transportation particularly relevant.

    Specialized high-speed trains and refrigerated containers with extremely low temperature. Will the operation of logistics centers near major cities be profitable?

    The organization of a specialized trading network for fish sale (such as “Ocean”) as an alternative to the fish departments of the chain hypermarkets. Fish Exchange and Online Trading - Is It Possible in Russia?

    Topics for discussion:
    1. Filling the market: to get more or change the orientation of supply?
    2. Protective duties or the creation of conditions in domestic ports?
    2. Optimization of the supply chain to reduce the price of fish products
    3. Buy, catch, grow - where in Russia to get fish for the table?
    4. The impact of the economic situation in the country on the level of consumption of fish products by the population?
    5. Save and deliver: what's new in logistics? Will Fish Express save us?

    1. Sergey Stankovski, Managing Director, Renaissance Capital, “How to eliminate the risks of currency fluctuations and growth of ship fuel prices”;
    2. Inna Golfand, Partner, Agro-Industrial Complex Practice, NEO Centre, “Import, export, production: opportunities to reduce imports and increase exports, what projects are of investment interest?”;
    3. Diego Lages, Marel Food Systems, “Industry 4.0. Challenges and solutions”;
    4. Stanislav Dudin, Deputy General Director, Skipasyn Russia, “Real benefits of optimizing modern fishing vessel projects for specific operating conditions”;
    5. Dmitry Maksimenko, Co-Owner and Executive Director, Innosoft (, “Tools for optimizing the value chain to reduce the price of fish products”;
    6. Andrew Papachrysou, Procurement Director, Nomad Foods, “Nomad Foods: fish and the link to sustainable ocean development”;
    7. Mikhail Sinev, President, Association of Refrigerated Rolling Stock Operators (ARRSO), “Product quality as an important component of logistics efficiency “;
    8. Natalya Gracheva, Head of Customer Relations Department, JSC Gazprombank Leasing, “Leasing as an effective tool for financing renewal of the fishing fleet and fish and seafood processing equipment”.
    9. Dmitry Yechkalov, Executive Director, Head of International Business Development, Sberbank Factoring, “International factoring”.
    10. Jonas Tryggvason, General Director, KNARR Russia, “Localization in the Russian Fisheries Industry: Benefits and Prospects. KNARR's experience on the Russian market”;
    13:00—14:30   11.07.2019
    Legend: Fisheries ensure direct and indirect employment for at least 120 million people worldwide.

    Fisheries are the foundation of urban planning for the country’s coastal areas. Fish processing requires the availability of the proper coastal production and social infrastructure, which helps solve problems involving people’s employment and welfare and is a powerful factor in the development of territories.

    However, fishing with a clear-cut seasonal nature, such as the salmon fishing season in the Far East, is often complicated by the lack of sufficient human resources, energy capacity, and transport infrastructure in the areas where fish are caught and processed. This makes it impossible to fully ensure the social and economic development of a region.

    In addition, there are small-scale fisheries and related activities everywhere as well as commercial aquaculture enterprises that provide for the vital needs of millions of people.

    Topics for discussion :
    1. Are fish-based mono-cities capable of developing? How can permanent employment be ensured?
    2. New infrastructure solutions for fish processing: energy, construction, and transportation.
    3. Should remote regions use the rotation method or build full-fledged social infrastructure?
    4. Development of waste-free production to increase employment

    1. Hiroya Ebina, Mayor of Kushiro, Japan, “The role of fishing in the economic development of Kushiro”;
    2. Ms Berglind Asgeirsdottir, Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the Russian Federation, “Effects of the advanced fisheries industry on Iceland's economy”;
    3. Alexey Buglak, President, Russian Pollock Catchers Association, “On certification of social and labour relations and consequences for the Russian fishing industry”;
    4. А.F. Ratashnyuk, Executive Director, Pollock Catchers Association, “Regulation of social and labour relations in fishing”;
    5. Sergey Tarusov, Chairman, Fishing collective farm named after V.I. Lenin, “The specifics of city-forming enterprises in the fishing industry”;
    6. Miron Borgulev, Sustainable Marine Fishery Programme, WWF Russia, “Spawning protection forest belts: balancing fishing and forest management interests.”
    14:30—15:00   11.07.2019
    15:00—17:00   11.07.2019
    Industry workers awards ceremony

    Sea Cadet Ball (concert, cocktail party)