They usually start fishing in the middle of March, when it’s still winter in Kamchatka — snowy and cold. Wind gusts in Ozernovskiy Settlement can reach 40–50 m/s.
The present day uninterrupted operation of the company is provided by 31 units of fleet and 120 units of vehicles. There is a repair-operating base in Ozernovskiy Settlement.
During the period between navigation seasons the fleet is relocated to the south — to the Ozernaya River.
18 MRS-type small fishing seiners
Easy to operate, these are reliable vessels that allow to fish in adverse weather conditions of Kamchatka.
|21,94 m||150 hp||40 hp|
of the main engine
of diesel engine
7 “Zhuchok”-type towboats
Pushers of this type used to be transportation vessels as well as port, fire, and pilot boats during the period of developing national economy in the Far East of Russia.
Due to restoration work the towboat ZH-1053 has been given a second life.
|16 m||3,8 m||30 t|
5 MNP-90-type barges
Non-self-propelled sea barges with a load capacity of 90 tonnes.
|21,16 m||48,3 grt||75 m22|
|deck length||gross tonnage||cargo deck |
New-generation “Bison” towboat
Designed for towing and berthing operations in harbour, offshore and at coastal areas, for cargo transportation and ice breaking. Automated control system allows accurate maneuvering in hard weather conditions and at night-time.
In spring the “white” fishing season starts.
Walleye pollock, navaga, flounder, smelt, and fish of other demersal and pelagic species are caught in the sea from MRS-type vessels by trawling method.
The front part of the trawl is opened with special spacers: horizontally with trawl doors and vertically with weights, floats, and hydrodynamic shields. Fish are forced into a net bag with special ropes..
In contrast to white fish, salmons are caught without vessels — with stationary nets.
A rope with the length of 500 to 1200 meters is put forward from the shore, it’s called “a wing”. At the end of the rope there is a trap. Fish go to the shore, rests on the wing and moves forward to the trap, from where it is relocated to storage cages.
River fishing is carried out with shore seines.
There are weights attached to the edges of the net, so it closes when being pulled out ashore and fish can’t go back into the river.
Machines help fishermen to pull nets ashore.