Russia is planning for further development of its aquaculture industry and is looking to Norway for cooperation on technology and competence. This is the background for Akvaplan-niva participating in a workshop on aquaculture in Moscow May 25 2016. The event is arranged by the Norwegian – Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and will be held in the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Trade and Industry. As part of the workshop there will also be a study tour to the fish-farm in the Moscow region on May 26.
Anton Giæver from Akvaplan-niva will give the first talk in the program with a title “Norwegian fish farming industry development, status and perspectives”. After this Alexei Bambulyak will give examples of Akvaplan-niva joint work with Russian partners in his talk “How to create success in fish farming – experiences from Russia”.
Akvaplan-niva will also have meetings with the Russian Association of Fisheries, Russian Chamber of Commerce, All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) to discuss possibilities for cooperation in aquaculture development.
A history of collaboration
Akvaplan-niva has, since 1994, worked together with Russian partners to develop aquaculture in Russia. In the late 90-ties we tested out rainbow trout farming in the White Sea with good biological and economical results, say Alexei Bambulyak and Anton A. Giæver from the research and consultancy company Akvaplan-niva. We have also had a very good collaboration with the fish-farming company Kivach in Karelia, the largest trout producer in Northwest Russia. Advises and consultancy related to up scaling of the production was the main goal in our work with Kivach.
Akvaplan-niva has taken part in developing development plans for salmon farming on the coast of Kola together with PINRO, Murmansk. For PINRO we also designed a new aquaculture research station in Kislaya Bay. So far, this station has not been built, but we believe it would be very important to get it established to support the developing Russian aquaculture industry as it has experienced some of the same challenges that we saw in the early years of Norwegian aquaculture.
Photo: Anton Giæver and Alexei Bambulyak at Kedrozero hatchery in Karelia (Credit: Kivatch Company)