JSC Fishing collective farm “Vostok-1” has chosen an unusual direction for itself — fishing for deep-sea species — and has accumulated considerable experience in it. Why was it decided to follow this way? What period in the Russian fish industry does the management of an enterprise with a thirty-year history suppose the most effective for development? Valery SHEGNAGAEV, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Vostok-1” told about that.
On June 10, 2018, longliner “Vostok-7” leaved for experimental voyage from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to research deep-sea fishing perspectives in the area of Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain. In addition to the crew, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries representatives were on the board of longliner “Vostok-7” to research deep-sea fish biomass in this area. One of the first results of commercial exploration was a very unusual catch. Several fishes known as skilfish (Erilepis zonifer) had been caught by the crew. The length of the largest specimen was more than 2 meters. This is a record for this species as the maximum officially registered size for skilfish was considered 1.8 meters. Having caught unusual and large fish, the crew of longliner "Vostok-7" became a participant of the competitions called "The most unusual by-catch. Catch luck by the tail", which was held among ship-owners from July 1 to September 30, 2018, participating in the testing of the electronic fishing log. As the results of the competitions, the winner was the crew of the longliner “Vostok-7”. For the first place the vessel “Vostok-7” was provided with a 30% discount on support services for the electronic fishing log software package in 2019.
“Establishment of a new fishing enterprise Vostok-1 in 1991 became possible due to global changes taking place in the country at that time, - remembers founder and Chairman of company Board of Directors, Valery SHEGNAGAEV